Thommo Nganjmirra
Thommo Nganjmirra

Gunbalanya, NT, Australia

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Medium

Acrylic paint on 640 gsm Arches paper

Description

Thommo has painted Mimih spirits hunting. They are pictured with their tools and the manme (food) they have collected. In the centre there is kalawan (goanna) and to the right is karrbarda (long yam). According to the Kunwinjku people of western Arnhem Land, Mimihs were the original spirit beings and taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush along with ceremonies, dance and song. These spirits continue to live in rocks, trees and caves but are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently seen in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures. They are usually shown with hunting weapons such as spears, woomeras, stone axes and digging sticks.

TAGS

#Indigenous, #traditional, #australia, #aboriginal
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