Works / Minyma Mamu by Joanne Tjili Wintjin

Minyma Mamu by Joanne Tjili Wintjin 2013 by Jive Art

Minyma Mamu by Joanne Tjili Wintjin

Artists of Anangu Ptijantjatjara Yangkunyjatjara (APY) Lands

Acrylic on Belgian Linen

91 x 61 cm

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Code: 500-11 Mimili Maku

 

This painting depicts the minyma mamu (spooky spirit) which is a storyline that passes through Antara, a place not far from Mimili. The story says that the spirit was trying to lure the children by asking them to bring their fire sticks (waru), but they children were too clever.  Instead they ran to a rockhole and put out their firesticks so the spirit could not see them and they successfully ran away.