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Better World Arts Square Linen Table Cloth | Emu Dreaming

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Beautiful Aboriginal Australian art adorns these handmade linen table cloths. Each artist retains ownership of their art and is paid a regular royalty for its use under the Indigenous Art Code. Each table cloth includes a description of the art and its meaning to the artist as well as telling the story of the artist. Fair Trade produced from 100% linen in India. Dimensions: length 150 cm, width 150 cm. 

Artist: Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton.

Description: 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.