Winpa Postcard

Winpa Postcard

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Winpa was an Ancestral being, the greatest desert rainmaker, who travelled extensively across Australia. When he went to lie down and rest, he turned into a snake and created the jila (living water). This resting spot became an important rainmaking ceremonial place. Daniel Walbidi has depicted the winpa (large black waterhole), the warla (white salt lake), mayi (bushfood) and the tali (sand dunes) in his Ancestral homelands in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia.

12.8 x 16.7cm   

Daniel Walbidi
Mangala/Yulparija peoples
Winpa 2011
synthetic polymer paint on linen
The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art
© Daniel Walbidi /Copyright Agency

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