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Karlangu, ngalyipi manu karnta Jukurrpa (Digging stich, snake vine and women's Dreaming)

batik on cotton
126.5 × 87.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Yuendumu, Northern Territory
Accession Number
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Peter and Theodora Toyne, Members 1995
© Margaret Napangardi Lewis/Licensed by Copyright Agency, Australia
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Represents designs associated with "ngalyipi" (medicine vine) used to make "witi" poles for initiation ceremonies. The central linear section represents the path of the Dreaming which interconnects two important sites, indicated by concentric circles. The arc shapes indicate people gathered for ritual. The "ngalyipi" plants are represented figuratively towards the edge.