Better World Aboriginal Art Lacquered Decorative Heart (Large) - Emu Dreaming
by Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton
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Better World Aboriginal Art Lacquered Decorative Heart (Large) - Emu Dreaming by Pauline Singleton
Decorative Heart - approx. 8cm x 8cm x 4cm
Handmade Xmas Decorations using recycled paper, traditional, hand-painted and lacquered Kashmiri handicrafts are united with Aboriginal designers. Each decoration comes with its own tag about the Artist and the design.
This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius novaehollandiae]) 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 paitings 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 eating ‘yakajirri’ (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a ‘Yankirri’ ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeotis australis]) ancestors over sharing the ‘yakajirri’. There is also a dnace for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.
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