The Purlapurla Jukurrpa (Black Kite Dreaming) is centred on Kakurta (Mt Dennison) area. Paintings often relate to the Purlapurla ancestral hero who lived there. Purlapurla flies high in the sky like the Warlawurru (Wedge-Tailed Wedge) and perches in the top of trees. The story relates to an incident where he had injured his legs and was flying up and down. In paintings of this Dreaming often the hero is depicted by the vertical line or lines in the painting. The Purlapurla Jukurrpa belongs to the Nungarrayi and Napaljarri women and the Jungarrayi and Japaljarri men.
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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