EDITION RUG 'Yankirri Jukurrpa' - Emu Dreaming - design by Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton

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EDITION RUG 'Yankirri Jukurrpa' - Emu Dreaming - design by Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton

429.00

Limited Edition # /100

91 x 152cm

Hand dyed, chain stitched wool finished with a heavy cotton backing. This rug is born of a cross cultural collaboration between Aboriginal artists and traditional Kashmiri weavers through Better World Arts.

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The particular site of Garlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu, associated with this design relates to the Yankirri Jukurrpa - Emu Dreaming. 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 yakajirri’ (bush raisin). In the middle of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a ‘yankirri’ ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard) ancestors over sharing the ‘yakajirri’. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.

Text courtesy of Better World Arts