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Portrait of Yikartu Bumba. - click to view larger image

born about 1940s, Manyjilyjarra language group, Jangala skin group, Punmu community, Martumili Artists

Yikartu was born at Lalyipuka, north of Wirnpa in Juwaliny Country.

While travelling across this Country, her family came across the strange tracks of a vehicle. It turned out to belong to a missionary and 2 Martu men from the La Grange mission at Bidyadanga.

They gave the family some food and later returned to bring the family back to the mission, where Yikartu was reunited with close family members.

A shallow circular coiled red toned yarn and plant fibre basket with a metal base and bead trim. The base is made of a


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