Pirlarla Jukurrpa serving plate
The Painting, Pirlarla Jukurrpa serving plate
The story of Pirlarla Jukurrpa (dogwood tree bean dreaming) comes from the country near to the Yiningnarra range, south of rabbit flat and several hundred kilometres to the north-west of Yuendumu.
This Jukurrpa travels west and begins near yumurrpa.
Women of the napurrurla/Nakamarra subjection travelled and collected the ‘pirlarla’ (seeds of pods)of the ‘wakirlpirri’(dogwood[acacia coriacea]) tree, a valuble and highly prized food source.
In the hot summertime the ‘piirlarla’ seed pods are collected, burnt in a fire then cracked open and ground up to make a good food, the juice from the seed is also edible