Wangarra (Spirit being)

Figure carving representing the devil spirit called Wangarra from a jungle area. Wangarra are clever spirits and have healing and sorcery powers like witch doctors. The artist has depicted the spirit in their sacred body painting which adorns their short bodies. The circle represents the Djardawji clan sacred waterhole near Gubalamurna (East of Maningrida). In the Dreamtime, Baman, Wangarra spirits danced to ensure the earth’s riches would continue.