Mimih Spirits
Mimih Spirits


According to the Kunwinjku people of West Arnhem Land, Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings, who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits are believed to inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid, they are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently depicted in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, often shown with a range of hunting tools such as mankole (spears), borndok (spear throwers), djerrh (dilly bags), karramalk (hafted stone axes) and kundjakkorl (fire sticks).

Size 61 x 7 cm | Medium Carving | Catalogue # 1663-23 | Year 2023

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Artist  Johnathon Yarndjarn Garnarradj

Johnathon Garnarradj is the son of Florie and Djidawaynga Garnarradj.


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Size 61 x 7 cm
Medium  Carving
Catalogue # 1663-23
Year 2023