- Woolen Throw based on Aboriginal Artwork by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher.
- 100% Pure New Australian Merino Wool
- Size: 100cm x 160cm / 39in x 63in
- Made in Australia
Features Aboriginal artwork by Pauline Napangardi Gallagher from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. Based on the original painting - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming).
Artwork will vary from throw to throw so each one is a little bit different!
About the artwork -
The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are 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’ (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where ‘karlangu’ (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 sacred vine to Napangardi and Napanangka women that has many uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry ‘parrajas’ (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches.
About the artist -
Pauline Napangardi Gallagher was born in 1952 in Yuendumu in northern Australia. She went to the local school in Yuendumu and soon after married her promised husband, who is now deceased.
Pauline moved to Nyirripi , about 160 kms from Yuendumu, and she still lives there. She has three sons, two daughters and fifteen grandchildren. Some of her family live in Nyirripi and the rest live in Yuendumu, Kintore and Papunya, other Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
Pauline's country is Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs), a sacred water hole and located near Mount Doreen Station west of Yuendumu and approximately 350 km northwest of Alice Springs.
Since 2006 Pauline has painted with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, a Yuendumu-based art centre. She paints her father's stories - Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Pikilyi Dreaming) and Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming), about her land, its features and animals. These have been passed down through the family for millennia. She continues to paint when she visits Yuendumu or when canvas, paint and brushes are delivered to Nyirripi by the art centre, which has done this since 2005.
Pauline loves colour and uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional Aboriginal culture.
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
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
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