Seed Dreaming Jumpsuit
Seed Dreaming Jumpsuit
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Seed Dreaming Jumpsuit

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By Hilda Nakamarra Rojers

Silk Linen Blend

 

Jumpsuit

This Jumpsuit is a beautifully constructed piece designed to be worn day and night. It is elegantly tailored, featuring darts through the bodice in the back and front, designed for a favorable fit through the bust and waist. The legs consist of the ideal amount of fabric for width and flowiness and are slightly cropped in length. It features a slightly rounded v front and mirroring back. This Jumpsuit is a beautifully constructed piece designed to be worn day and night. It is elegantly tailored, featuring darts through the bodice in the back and front, designed for a favorable fit through the bust and waist. The legs consist of the ideal amount of fabric for width and flowiness and are slightly cropped in length. It features a slightly rounded v front and mirroring back.

  

Jukurrpa (Dreaming)

Lukarrara Jukurrpa (Desert Fringe-rush Seed Dreaming)

This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush [Fimbristylis oxystachya & Fimbristylis eremophila]) is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘nga nyanu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles o en represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed-bearing grass Lukurrara. ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting ‘lukarrara’ and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ (wooden food carriers) and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks).