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Has the plane come?

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Has the plane come?

Yilkaringkatjanyayi Pitja?

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A sculpture depicting an aeroplane with its wheels down. The sculpture is made of woven grass, plant material dyed in different colours, wool and metallic thread.
Yilkaringkatjanyayi Pitja? (Has the plane come?), Dianne Ungukalpi Golding, raffia, minarri (greybeard grass), wool and feathers, 740 x 1050 x 60 mm. Photo: Katie Shanahan.

The Ngaanyatjarra word ‘Yilkaringkatja’ means literally ‘thing from the sky’. It is often used as the word for ‘aeroplane’.