Features Aboriginal artwork by Alma Nungarrayi Granites from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. Based on the original painting - Napaljarri-wamu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming).
Packaging features information about the artist, artwork and art centre.
- 100% Cotton Aboriginal Art Tea Towel
- Dimensions: 45cm x 75cm / 18in x 30in (approx)
- Made in Australia
- Packaging: Folded in polybag
Tea towel artwork/placement varies from tea towel to tea towel so each one is a little bit different.
About the artwork -
The Napaljarri-wamu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming) depicts the story of the seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky today in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, more commonly known as the Pleiades. The Pleiades are seven women of the Napaljarri skin group and are often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man 'wardilyka' (the bush turkey [Ardeotis australias]) who is in love with the Napaljarri-wamu and who represents the Orion's Belt cluster of stars. Jukurra-jukurra, the morning star, is a Jakamarra man who is also in love with the seven Napaljarri sisters and is often shown chasing them across the night sky. In a final attempt to escape from the Jakamarra the Napaljarri-wamu turned themselves into fire and ascended to the heavens to become stars. The custodians of the Napaljarri-wamu Jukurrpa are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. Some parts of the Napaljarri-wamu Jukurrpa are closely associated with men's sacred ceremonies of a very secretive nature. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Often depicted in paintings for this Jukurrpa is the female star Yantarlarangi (Venus - the Evening Star) who chases the seven Japaljarri sisters for having stolen the night from her.
About the artist -
Alma Nungarrayi Granites writes "I want my art to tell the story of my ancestors and be able to show the world my culture and my traditions." Alma Nungarrayi Granites lives in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community located Northwest of Alice Springs. She is the daughter of Paddy Japaljarri Sims (De) and Bessie Nakamarra Sims, both founding artists of Warlukurlangu Artists. She paints a large array of stories all of which have been passed down to her from her father and generations before him. All her paintings tell creation stories that related to the artists traditional country. She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists since 1987. In 2007 she decided to explore her painting skill in more depth; she started working at the art centre every day to product a body of work that has expanded her knowledge of the dreamining (Jukurrpa) as well as the development of her unique technical artistic style. She is a strong participant of Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu, and has exhibited in group exhibitions nationally and internationally, culminating in two solo shows, one in Singapore in 2010 and one in Germany in 2011. In 2010 she completed an Artist in Residency at the Australian Pavilion World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China.
About the art centre -
Established in 1985, Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia.
Located at Yuendumu, 300km northwest of Alice Springs in the No
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