Pikilyi is a large and important waterhole and naturalspring near Mount Doreen station. Pikilyi Jukurrpa (VaughanSprings Dreaming) tells of the home of two rainbowserpents, ancestral heroes who lived together as man andwife. The woman ‘rainbow serpent’ was of the Napanangkaskin group, the man was a Japangardi. This was a taboorelationship contrary to Warlpiri religious law. Women ofthe Napanangka and Napangardi subsection sat by the twoserpents, picking lice off them. For this service, the twoserpents allowed the women to take water from the springsat Pikilyi. This was because the serpents were the ‘kirda’, orceremonial owners, for that country. The spirits of thesetwo rainbow serpents are still at Pikilyi today. ThisDreamings belongs to the women and men of theJapanangka/Napanangka and Japangardi/Napangardi skingroups.
Size 30 x 30 cm