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Esther Giles Nampitjinpa, sister of fellow artist Tjawina Porter Nampitjinpa and half sister of Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa (aka Mrs Bennett), lived in the bush with her family until her younger brother died, at which time they decided to move to the newly established settlement of Papunya.

She is known for her skill as a traditional basket weaver and wood carver and more recently rose to prominence as a painter. Esther paints her mother‘s and father‘s Dreamings. These include the sites of Yumari, Punkilpirri and Tjalili which are important for ceremonies and as reliable sources for water, food and bush medicine plants.


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