1991/0544 Wadmulla and Pintja Pintja (Spirits and butterfly)

Wadmulla and Pintja Pintja (Spirits and butterfly)

Artist

Butcher Joe NANGAN
Indigenous
Birth:
c 1900
 in
Broome, Western Australia
Death:
1989
 in
Broome, Western Australia

Artwork

Title
Wadmulla and Pintja Pintja (Spirits and butterfly)
Date
1982-1983
Medium/Material
pencil underdrawing with watercolour
Dimensions
27.0 x 36.5cm (Height x Width x Depth)
Credit line
Purchased 1991
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession Number
1991/0544
Currently not on display

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Extended Label

Warmala and Pintja Pintja (Spirits and Butterfly)A rai spirit dances with a Warmala man (Warmala is a generic term for people in the desert given by the people on the Northern and western fringes of the Great Sandy desert). They dance and sing to enquire about the whereabouts of an angry Rainbow Serpent. The presence of the binta-binta butterflies indicates that the water is nearby.

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