Size: 40 cm x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
Fabric: wool (front) and cotton (back)
Artist: Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton.
About the design:This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius ovaehollandiae]) is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The yankirri travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their wirliya (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu yakajirri (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the me of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikurlangu between a yankirri ancestor andWardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeots australis]) ancestors over sharing the yakajirri. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during iniitation ceremonies.
Pauline is a member of Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, 300 km north west of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
About the BWA chainstitchh kilim products
These beautiful, unique textiles are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool, each is a completely handmade piece. A more empowering way to work, this brings many direct benefits to the artists’ and their community. Control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained. Purchase of these products guarantees a direct return to the Aboriginal artist and their community.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: These cushion covers feel great and are fabulously hardwearing – we can vouch for that.
Do not put place/use in direct sunlight or colors may fade. To clean – dry cleaning recommended. It is possible with careful hand-wash in warm water using a wool detergent. Creases can be ironed out on a wool (low) steam setting.