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Yawk Yawk by Jonah Djumburri

Yawk Yawk by Jonah Djumburri

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Yawk Yawk (Mermaid Mimi Spirit), original ingres paper painting by local Bininj artist Jonah Djumburri.

Dimensions: 17cm x 43.2cm

Yawk Yawk in Kunwok/Kunwinjku languages means a young woman, and also refers to the mermaid-like spirits that live in the deep water holes. When no one is looking they can transform their tails into legs so they can climb out of the water and forage for food. By the end of the Bangkerreng season​, as the wet season ends, the Yawk Yawks metamorphose into dragonflies, which tells the dry season is starting.

This artwork has been purchased directly from an Aboriginal artist in Kakadu National Park or Arnhem Land. Warradjan Cultural Centre is committed to supporting artists, their families and the local community.

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