Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics

Yarripiri travels with a special quality, painted in yellow ochre

Tess Napaljarri Ross explains that as Yarripiri was painted with yellow ochre when he started his journey, he has a special ritual quality as he continues his travels. He had that really special stuff from where he started. The really special one, that karntawarra (yellow ochre). And then he turned himself, he mixed himself into ngurlu (seeds) and ngapa (water) and then he travelled.