Samuel Wulmulul

Ŋuykal (#146-19)

10 x 20cm

The Ŋuykal (giant trevally) represents the Manydjikay people. Manydjikay people are all the people who sing the Ŋuykal songline. Ŋuykal travelled with a sacred rope, Yoku Balandi, starting at Djarrakpi (Cape Shield) on the far east coast of Arnhem Land in the Gulf of Carpentaria. From there it went to Gayŋarra Mawukuwuku, then to Dhäliny, then to Ganbaltji, then Laŋarra, past Milingimbi and onward to Gaḏupu, Bunbuwa – Gamal manritj, and then Yilan, the Gamal Walamaŋu homeland to the west of Milingimbi where it finally ended its journey. 

The striped, triangular motif which surrounds the Ŋuykal are wiḻirr, edible shellfish which are found at Yilan and represent that place.


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