Ngalyod ( rainbow serpent) and Jabiru

‘Rainbow serpent, daughter of the Mother One Rainbow Yingarna. The rainbow serpent is a central figure in traditional Bininj religion. She is the creator of places and is active during the wet season and is asssociated with rain and bodies of water. Rainbow serpents live in deep waterholes and rivers. Marrkidjbu are able to discern their presence and control them.’ Jay has printed autumnal tones of red, brown, orange and olive green on cream cotton. Her new design, Ngalyod ( rainbow serpent) was created at home during Feb 2022 while the studio was closed due to the Covid19 pandemic.