Paintings titled "Janyinki Jukurrpa" come from country called Janyinki which is found close to Yuendumu. Paintings related to the Janyinki area often tell stories associated with men's ceremonial activity in that country. The nature of that activity is so sensitive that no further details can be revealed.
On another level, paintings of Janyinki Dreaming also often relate stories of women travelling through the area collecting bush foods. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. In paintings the sites where women collected bush foods are often shown as concentric circles or roundels. Clapping sticks, used in musical accompaniment to the singing involved in men's ceremonial activity are usually shown as twin parallel lines.
Janyinki country is also significant to it's custodians for the various Jukurrpa that pass through the area, including that of the Night Parrot, a small parrot considered to be critically endangered and close to extinction, who'se ancestral home is in the area.
Important copyright notice
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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