Freda Teamay

Wanampi Malarala – Rainbow Serpent at Malara, 2019 ( X1927-19)


Acrylic on stretched linen, 91x120cm

“Malara holds important Law stories of ‘Wanampi’ or Water Serpents, powerful creatures that inhabit and guard over waterholes. These ancestors are always treated with special reverence and respect for their powers and waterholes are never approached lightly.
From Malara many different snakes set across the lands as far as Uluru in a ‘warmala’ or war party before returning to become ‘wanampi ‘in the water.”

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Dimensions 91 × 120 cm
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