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Ngalkanburriyaymi – Freshwater Mermaid

$1,950.00

The image depicted here, is Ngalkanburriyaymi – Freshwater mermaids.

Bininj (Aboriginal people) believe that mermaids like to live around the root of trees that are submerged in water. Ngalkanburriyaymi have Namarnkol (Barramundi) as pets and that Ngalyod (Rainbow Serpent) serves as their protector. These spirits are guardians of sacred waterholes.

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SKU: BK-77-27 Categories: ,

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Lorraine Kabbindi White

The image depicted here, is Ngalkanburriyaymi – Freshwater mermaids. Bininj (Aboriginal people) believe that mermaids like to live around the root of trees that are submerged in water. Ngalkunburriyaymi start out in a tadpole-like form. As they get older they grow fish tails and spend most of their time in the water but are able to sit on the banks. When fully grown they are able to change their tails into legs and walk on land to forage for food. They also change into dragonflies at the end of the Wet Season, which signifies to the bininj people the rains have finished.

All materials (bark & natural pigments) have been sourced on country at Kabulwarnamyo, Mok clan estate on the upper Liverpool River region.

Artwork is framed and ready to hang on your wall.

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Dimensions 27 × 77 cm

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