Parumpi

Size: 51 x 61cm; acrylic on linen canvas

Catalogue Number: 117-20

$300.00

‘Parumpi’ is the term used to describe the carvings that Ngaanyatjarra people carved into wooden shields and other forms of weaponry and hunting tools. Parumpi is the name of the country from which these carving designs originated between Mantamaru (Jameson) and Warlu rock hole, north of Blackstone.  

What was once a traditional walking track is now the main track for cars.  The thick lines are the tali (sand hills) and the circles are the kapi (rock holes or a soak), each one representing a significant source of water along the journey.