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Kenji x Warlukurlangu Artists Mina Mina Dreaming All Over Print SS Rayon Shirt
Own a piece of art from the Warlukurlangu Art Co-op, one of the Northern Territory's original art centres and contribute to its local community.
Kenji x Warlukurlangu Artists presents Judy Napangardi Watson - Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) - Ngalyipi printed Resort Collar Short Sleeve Shirt, featuring the artists unique painting design on a lightweight Rayon fabric.
Judy Napangardi Watson was born in 1935 at Yarungkanji, Mt. Doreen Station, at the time when many Warlpiri and other Central and Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life. Judy enjoyed hunting near her homelands in the country west of Yuendumu and was taught to paint by her elder sister, Maggie Napangardi Watson. She was a woman of incredible energy; this was transmitted to her work through her dynamic use of colour, and energetic "dragged dotting" style. She was at the forefront of a move towards more abstract rendering of Jukurrpa by Warlpiri artists; however her work retains strong kurruwarri, the details which tell of the sacredness of place and song in her culture.
The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ngalyipi (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. Ngalyipi is a sacred vine to Napangardi and Napanangka women that has many uses as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry parrajas (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker and as a tourniquet for headaches.
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Style No. KS22363
Product code 863687350