100% Silk Scarf with Aboriginal Print.
Features Aboriginal artwork by Judy Napangardi Watson from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. Based on the original painting - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi.
Packaging features information about the artist, artwork and art centre.
- 100% Silk Scarf
- Scarf size: 54cm x 180cm / 21in x 70in
- Made in Australia
- Gift Boxed
Artwork placement will vary from scarf to scarf so each one is a little bit different!
About the artwork -
Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi. The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi and Napangka women, the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting Ngalyipi (Tinospora smilacina or snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they travelled.
The women began their journey at Mina Mina where Karla-ngu (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The Ngalyipi vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the Kurrkara (Desert Oak, Allocasuarina decaisneana) trees. Ngalyipi is a vine sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women and has many uses, including as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry Parrajas (wooden bowls) laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches.
About the artist -
Judy Napangardi Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mt Doreen Station, at the time when many Warlpiri and other Central & Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life. With her family Judy made many trips on foot to her country and lived for long periods at Mina Mina & Yingipurlangu, her ancestral country on the border of the Tanami & Gibson Deserts.
Judy was taught painting by her elder sister, Maggie Napangardi Watson. She painted alongside her at Warlukurlangu artists for a number of years, developing her own unique style. She is at the forefront of a moe towards more abstract rendering of Jukurrpa by Warlpiri artists, however her work retains strong kurruwarri, the details which tell of the sacredness of place and song in her culture.
Judy Napangardi Watson has been exhibiting artwork since 1990 throughout Australia & around the world; including exhibitions in Engand, USA, China, Japan & The Netherlands. Her works are featured in several major collections.
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 Northern Territory, the art centre is both a stronghold of traditional Warlpiri culture and an essential part of Yuedumu's community life.
Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
Warlukurlangu means 'belonging to fire' in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
©2017 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU:UPC: 9.3346E+12Manufacturer Part Number SSCA WANGWidth: 8.75 (in)Height: 6.75 (in)Depth: 1.30 (in)Gift Wrapping: Available