Djingabardabiya

In this painting the artist has shown a waterhole in the country Bopilinymarr, east of the Cadell River. The painting shows Djingabardabiya or triangular pandanus skirts that were worn by Kunardba women in early times. Djingabardabiya travelled across the land forming sacred sights, naming the land, creating language and law. It now lives in its spirit form at sites specific to the An-ngulin clans such as the waterhole Bopilinymarr.The fibres from the pandanus palm, called Gunmenma , were used to make the skirts and dilly-bags.They are still made today. The Cadell River is represented as a brown line in the centre of the painting.