Naljord the Dreamtime Serpent and Binij an Ancestor

  • Title
    Naljord the Dreamtime Serpent and Binij an Ancestor
  • Artist
    Numbaralji
  • Location
    Manangrida, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
  • Date
    1972
  • Size
    68cm (L) x 30cm (W)
  • Price
    $1,300.00

The title on the back of this painting reads  ” Naljord the Serpent and Bininj”.

The literal meaning of Bininj is human being, Aboriginal vs non-Aboriginal person, and also “man” in opposition to “woman”. “Bininj” is a word in the Kunwok language, often referred to by its dominant dialect Kunwinjku.  Naljord is a Dreamtime Serpent.  

The painting will relate the Dreamtime, and of the first ancestral people to enter Arnhem Land.

This painting is in good condition with some very minor pigment loss.

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The title on the back of this painting reads  ” Naljord the Serpent and Bininj”.

The literal meaning of Bininj is human being, Aboriginal vs non-Aboriginal person, and also “man” in opposition to “woman”. “Bininj” is a word in the Kunwok language, often referred to by its dominant dialect Kunwinjku.  Naljord is a Dreamtime Serpent.  

The painting will relate the Dreamtime, and of the first ancestral people to enter Arnhem Land.

This painting is in good condition with some very minor pigment loss.