Buluwana (Kuninjku Spirit Woman) by Jennifer  Wurrkidj

Buluwana (Kuninjku Spirit Woman)

This design depicts Buluwana with dilly bag on her back holding yam and digging stick. “She’s an old lady from ancestor creation time, before mimi. Her skin name Wamutjan – she is from the Dhuwa moiety. When the mimi came, she turned to stone in stone country out Yikarrakkal and Manmoyi way. But we can’t tell all about Buluwana more further, because it’s a secret. Only my people can know and only djunkai (caretaker) can tell full Buluwana story. But we can draw her. I draw her because she my dreaming. She lives in sacred place, where she turned to stone and lives there now forever.”