Better World Aboriginal Art Digital Print Cotton Teatowel - Two Dogs Dreaming 2
by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
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Better World Aboriginal Art Digital Print Cotton Teatowel - Two Dogs Dreaming 2 by Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
- Size: 63cm x 45cm
- Material: 100% cotton
- Digitial Print designs
- designed in Australia by Royalty Paid Aboriginal Artist
Cross Cultural Project -
The printing is a hand process that traditional handicraft workers can adopt, already having a similar skills set. Handicrafts in general are struggling to survive, pushed aside by industrial mass production. People are being displaced from their home villages due to lack of income. Screen printing is both productive and a clean industry that can be practised on a small scale. We use water based inks. The designs belong to Aboriginal artists, who receive generous royalties on every purchase made.
About the Design
In this Dreaming story, two dog ancestors, a Jampijinpa and a Napangardi, travelled from the west to the east. At Tapu (a rockhole), the two dogs separated. The female dog, Napangardi, went to the south. The male dog, Jampijinpa, went to the north. Eventually he became lonely and howled for Napangardi in the south.
She came running to him, and they married each other at Ngarnka. They wore men's and women's marriage headdresses, and Jampijinpa painted himself with white clay for the ceremony.
The two dogs continued running east, before arriving in Warlaku (Ali Curung). Many other dogs were living in Warlaku when they arrived. There were many families of dogs, mothers and fathers and children and uncles all living together. Jampijinpa and Napangardi made a burrow to rest in and started a big family of dogs there. They chose to stay in Warlaku and live with all the other dogs. In this way, the 'malikijarra Jukurrpa' (two dogs Dreaming) tells the story of proper conduct in families and marriages.
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