Better World Arts Lacquerware Medium Box | Emu Dreaming

$18.55

Gorgeous handcrafted Fair Trade laquerware boxes. Stunning handpainted art adrons them made by Indigenous Australian artists. Each artist retains ownership of their art and is paid a regular royalty for its use under the Indigenous Art Code. Each box includes a description of the art and its meaning to the artist as well as telling the story of the artist. Fair Trade produced by small artisanal enterprises in India. Dimensions: length 9.5 cm, width 7.5 cm, height 4.5 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.