Better World Aboriginal Art Digital Print Cotton Folding Shopping Bag - Janganpa Jukurrpa

by Stephen Jupurula Nelson

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Better World Aboriginal Art Digital Print Cotton Folding Shopping Bag - Janganpa Jukurrpa

Size:  34cm x 39cm x 8cm
Material:  Cotton Canvas

About Artist/Design
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.

(BAGS-FOLD-BWA-SJN668)

SKU BAGS-FOLD-BWA-SJN668
Barcode # ASJN668DCSB
Brand Better World Arts
Shipping Weight 0.2380kg
Shipping Width 0.150m
Shipping Height 0.260m
Shipping Length 0.040m
Shipping Cubic 0.001560000m3
Assembled Length 0.380m
Assembled Height 0.120m
Assembled Width 0.490m

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