Better World Aboriginal Art Woven Silk Tie - Water Dreaming

by Athena Nangala Granites

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Better World Aboriginal Art Woven Silk Tie - Water Dreaming by Athena Nangala Granites

100% Woven Silk made in India under strict Licence Agreement
Tie Width = 75mm

Packaged in plastic cylinder container - Includes information about the artist and artwork

About the Artist:
Athena was born in 1994 in Alice Springs.  She is the daughter of Geraldine Napangardi Granites and the grand-daughter of Alma Nungarrayi Granites well-known Artists who painted with the Warlukurlangu Artists.  She is also the great grand-daughter of Paddy Japaljarri Sims (deceased) one of the founding artists of Warlukurlangu Artists

About the design - Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming)
The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. At Warlura, a gecko called Yumariyumari blew the storm on to Lapurrukurra and Wilpiri. Bolts of lightning shot out at Wirnpa (also called Mardinymardinypa) and at Kanaralji. At this point the Dreaming track also includes the ‘kurdukurdu mangkurdu Jukurrpa’ (children of the clouds Dreaming). The water Dreaming built hills at Ngamangama using baby clouds and also stuck long pointy clouds into the ground at Jukajuka, where they can still be seen today as rock formations.

The termite Dreaming eventually continued west to Nyirrpi, a community approximately 160 km west of Yuendumu. The water Dreaming then travelled from the south over Mikanji, a watercourse with soakages northwest of Yuendumu. At Mikanji, the storm was picked up by a ‘kirrkarlanji’ (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) and taken farther north. At Puyurru, the falcon dug up a giant ‘warnayarra’ (rainbow serpent). The serpent carried water with it to create another large lake, Jillyiumpa, close to an outstation in this country. The ‘kirda’ (owners) of this story are Jangala men and Nangala women. After stopping at Puyurru, the water Dreaming travelled on through other locations including Yalyarilalku, Mikilyparnta, Katalpi, Lungkardajarra, Jirawarnpa, Kamira, Yurrunjuku, and Jikaya before moving on into Gurindji country to the north.

In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the ‘Jukurrpa’ (Dreaming), associated sites, and other elements. In many paintings of this Dreaming, short dashes are often used to represent ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus & stratocumulus clouds), and longer, flowing lines represent ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters). Small circles are used to depict ‘mulju’ (soakages) and river beds.

(APP-TIE-BWA-ANG)

SKU APP-TIE-BWA-ANG
Barcode # AAGR606WTIE
Brand Better World Arts
Shipping Weight 0.0900kg
Shipping Width 0.110m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.001100000m3

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