Mina Mina Jukurrpa
Mina Mina is an extremely important ceremonial site for Napangardi and Napanangka women that is located approximately 600 kilometres west of Yuendumu, just east of Lake Mackay and the WA border. The area has a marluri (salt lake or claypan) that is usually dry, without water. There are also a number of mulju (soakages), sandhills, and a large stand of kurrkara (desert oaks). The Mina Mina Jukurrpa is an important source of Warlpiri ritual knowledge and social organisation, particularly relating to the different roles performed by men and women. The kirda (owners) of this country are Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men, who can depict portions of the Mina Mina Jukurrpa in their paintings. There are a number of different components of the Mina Mina Jukurrpa; artists usually choose to depict one particular aspect. These can include karnta (women), karlangu (digging sticks), majardi (hair string skirts/tassels), ngalyipi (snakevine), jintiparnta (desert truffle), and kurrkara (desert oak).