Emu Dreaming Hand Painted Robe
Emu Dreaming Hand Painted Robe
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Emu Dreaming Hand Painted Robe

By Lloyd Jampijinpa Brown

Handpainted linen with silk lining, one of a kind, wearable art. The Linen Robe is a loose, one size fits all piece, featuring a drop shoulder with wide, elbow length sleeves - it can be worn open or wrapped up and tied comfortably at the waist. 

 

Jukurrpa (Dreaming)

Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming) – Ngarlikurlangu

 

 

This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (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 paintings 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 dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.