Aboriginal All Natural Bamboo Eco Travel/Coffee Mug (225ml) - Possum Dreaming
by Stephen Jupurrula Nelson
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Aboriginal All Natural Bamboo Eco Travel/Coffee Mug - Possum Dreaming by Stephen Jupurrula Nelson
Size: 10cm x 8cm x 5.5cm
Re-usable, high quality, large Coffee Cup made from all natural bamboo. These coffee cups are highly durable, look amazing and are also great for the environment!
- Cup Size: 225ml approx
- BPA Free Biodegradable
- Dishwasher Safe Eco Friendly
- NOT Microwave safe
Silicon rubber band around mug for grip and heat protection
Silicon rubber lid with 1cm sip hole
comes boxed with artist details and story
Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush-tail possum [Trichosurus vulpecula] Dreaming) travels all over Warlpiri country. ‘Janganpa’ are nocturnal animals that often nest in the hollows of white gum trees (‘wapunungka’). This story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs). A group of ‘janganpa’ ancestors resided there. Every night they would go out in search of food. Their hunting trips took them to Wirlki and Wanapirdi, where they found ‘pamapardu’ (flying ants). They journeyed on to Ngarlkirdipini looking for water. A Nampijinpa women was living at Mawurrji with her two daughters. She gave her daughters in marriage to a Jupurrurla ‘janganpa’ but later decided to run away with them. The Jupurrurla angrily pursued the woman. He tracked them to Mawurrji where he killed them with a stone axe. Their bodies are now rocks at this place. Warlpiri people perform a young men’s initiation ceremony, which involves the Janganpa Jukurrpa. The Janganpa Jukurrpa belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men and Nakamarra/Napurrurla women. In Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent this Jukurrpa. ‘Janganpa’ tracks are often represented as ‘E’ shaped figures and concentric circles are used to depict the trees in which the ‘janganpa’ live, and also the sites at Mawurrji.
designed in Australia by royalty-paid Aboriginal Artists and made in China
royalties from the sale of these products directly benefit the artist, their famies and their communities
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