The Jajutuma Jukurrpa or Caterpillar Dreaming relates to a site near to Wapurtali (Mt. Singleton) to the west of Yuendumu. The Jajutuma are found in Warrilyi trees. Paintings of this Dreaming depict the travels and actions of the Jajutuma in the Wapurtali area where a great battle occured between the Jajutuma and Yarla ancestors at Yumurrpa.
In traditional Warlpiri paintings symbols are used to depict specific sites, events, entities and the travels of heroic ancestral beings. Paintings depicting this Dreaming will often have long straight lines and continuous wavy lines to depict the paths taken by the Jajutuma ancestors as they travelled from Wapurtali to Nyurdiparu.
This Dreaming story belongs to the women of the Nakamarra and Napurrurla skin groups and the Jakamarra and Japurrurla men.
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The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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