Aboriginal Ceremonies Central Australia - Ngajakula

Shields and sticks

Ceremonial wooden ''kurdiji'', (shields) with decorations relating to ''owl'' dreaming (left) and ''ngarlu'' or sugarbag dreaming and women's dancing sticks prepared for a ''Ngajakula'' or ''Kurangarra'' ceremony in Lajamanu. Designs are painted and stuck on with ''wamurlu'', wild cotton, dyed with red ochre.

Photo by Ludo Kuipers, Thu Jun 30, 1977
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