Better World Aboriginal Art Xmas Handmade Paper Star - Emu Dreaming
by Pauline Napijinpa Singleton
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Better World Aboriginal Art Xmas Handmade Paper Star - Emu Dreaming by Pauline Napijinpa Singleton
Made from cotton off-cuts in Jaipur, India
Draw string push tab on string to hold open and release to close
Size: 21cm x 21cm x 9cm
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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designed in Australia by royalty-paid Aboriginal Artists and made in India
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