Tingari Cycle papjy9902132
Kunstenaar: Johnny Tjupurrula Yungut papjy9902132
CAT No: papjy9902132
Materiaal: Acryl op canvas
This painting depicts designs associated with the rockhole site of Taantja, north of Mt. Webb in Western Australia. In mythological times large group of Tingari Men travelled to this site from the west. They later continued to Lake Mackay. Since events associated with the Tingari Cycle are of a secret nature no further detail was given.
Generally, the Tingari are a group of mythical characters of the Dreaming who travelled over vast stretches of the country, performing rituals and creating and shaping particular sites. The Tingari Men were usually followed by Tingari women and accompanied by novices and their travels and adventures are enshrined in a number of song cycles. These mythologies form part of the teaching of the post-initiatory youths today as well as providing explanations for contemporary customs.