Native Seed Dreaming Bandana
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All bandanas in the Indigenous range are of limited edition, and will be available until stocks run out. We will be collating sales & paying royalties monthly, along with an update each month to our followers on how many products have sold & how much we will be donating for that month.
NATIVE SEED DREAMING
Artist: Sarah Napurrurla Leo
Region: Yuendumu, Central Australia
Sarah Napurrurla Leo was born in 1971 on Napperby Station, an area located 122 km north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia. Sarah has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2008. She paints Karnta Jukurrpa (Womens Dreaming), her Grandmother’s Jukurrpa stories. Sarah uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture.
In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Jukurrpa large concentric circles are used to represent Jaralypari and dots surrounding these circles are often depicting the 'ngurlu'. Short dashes are often used to represent ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus & stratocumulus clouds), and longer, flowing lines represent ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters). Small circles are used to depict ‘mulju’ (soakages) and river bed. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara is a species of Fimbristylis, a grass that bears edible seeds in the winter-time. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘puturlu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make small seed cakes.
Royalties from this fabric design will be paid to the artist via donation to Warlukurlangu - Artists of Yuendumu in the form of $1 per bandana sold in this print, and $3.50 from each scrunchie sold in this print.