Dhuwarrwarr Marika
Yambirrpa
Image size 49.1cm x 34.4cm Paper size 66 x 50cm
ID: 3805-18

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ID: 3805-18

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Dhuwarrwarr Marika
Etching
Image size 49.1cm x 34.4cm Paper size 66 x 50cm
Year: 2018
ID: 3805-18

Yambirrpa

The guṉḏa (rock at the top of the print) is Nhulun or Mount Saunders, and the other guṉḏa (rock) below joins together to make a fish trap. You can see this from Nhulun. This fish trap, we call it yambirrpa. The yambirrpa fills up when the gapu (water) comes in and out with the tides. The yambirrpa is built of gunda and when the gapu (water) comes in the guya (fish) swim into the yambirrpa, when the tides goes out the guya are trapped and we can go there and catch the guya. This yambirrpa was shown to us by the old people and years later now, it’s still there. One yambirrpa is Rirratjingu and one is Bararrŋu (Rarrakalawuy) and one is Djambarrpuyŋu and they are all still there.

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