Ngalyipi its Aboriginal word for snake vine. Ngalyipi was widely used by Aboriginal people in central and northern Australia. Ngalyipi is the Warlpiri Aboriginal word for this plant. It is also known Tinospora smilacina. It has many traditional uses - including for its fibre (for example in string and as a strap to hold coolamons or Parraja, food containers), as a bush medicine, and in ceremonies.
Judy Watson Napangardi, a prominent Warlpiri artist depicts Ngalyipi in her artwork, as well as other Yuendumu artists.
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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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