Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Pippa Cowl Neck Top

$110.00 $149.00

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Description

We are so excited to announce our second First Nation's wearable art in collaboration with Warlukurlangu Artist's Centre, one of Australia's longest running and most successful Aboriginal-owned art centres in Central Australia.

We are honoured to feature Lynette Nangala Singleton's work and Dreaming.

For those not familiar with First Nation's ( or Australian Aboriginal) Dreaming artwork, this style of art is one medium for sharing important cultural stories of history, survival on the land, food acquisition/hunting and cultural identity. It is with deep respect and admiration that we collaborate with both Lynette Nangala Singleton, her community and Warlukurlangu Artist's Centre to use this artwork.

Lynette lives in Nyirripi, an Aboriginal community 160 km north-west of Yuendumu, Northern Territory. Lynette paints her Father’s Jukurrpa stories, Dreamings which relate directly to her land, in particular a rock hole west of Lake McKay. These stories have been passed down by her father and her father’s father for generations.

The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are ‘mulju’ (soakages), or naturally occurring wells. The 'kirda' (owners) for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled across the country from the east to the west, initially travelling with a ‘pamapardu Jukurrpa’ (termite Dreaming) from Warntungurru to Warlura, a waterhole 8 miles east of Yuendumu. At Warlura, a gecko called Yumariyumari blew the storm on to Lapurrukurra and Wilpiri. Bolts of lightning shot out at Wirnpa (also called Mardinymardinypa) and at Kanaralji. At this point the Dreaming track also includes the ‘kurdukurdu mangkurdu Jukurrpa’ (children of the clouds Dreaming). The water Dreaming built hills at Ngamangama using baby clouds and also stuck long pointy clouds into the ground at Jukajuka, where they can still be seen today as rock formations.

* This Dreaming artwork and it's intellectual property will always remain the property of the artist and her community. We've used this artwork with permission and  proceeds of each sale of this print go back to Lynette Nangala Singleton and her community. 

Fabric Composition:

95% Polyester / 5% Spandex 

About the Pippa Cowl Neck Top

Inspired by the ever-glamourous Pippa Middleton's maid-of-honor dress (worn at Kate Middleton's wedding to Prince William), our cowl neck top is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your look. 

Available in our signature sleeve options (flutter sleeve, 3/4 sleeve and sleeveless)

Fit:

Size

Bust

Waist

             Hips             (bottom hem circumference)

6

91cm

88cm

93cm

8

93

91

95

10

95

93

97

12

97

95

99

14

99

97

101

16

101

99

103

18

107

101

105

20

115

103

107

22

123

107

109


Shipping and returns

SHIPPING

-Standard shipping is complimentary for all domestic orders

- Express domestic shipping : $10

-Standard international orders: $25AUD  

RETURN AND EXCHANGE POLICY

All BY SAMANTHA products are proudly made in Melbourne. We design our fabrics locally and make all the garments sustainably for minimal wastage and low environmental impact. 

We do not offer refunds, We will offer an exchange if you are not 100% satisfied with your selection. Additionally, we also offer store credits for your purchase if you prefer to order at a later time. 

Product care

Fabric: Easy wash & wear

- Wrap dresses/tops and pants: polyester/spandex fabric

- Bamboo t-shirts : Bamboo/ spandex

Care instructions: Gentle cold machine wash in one of our Laundry bags or quick dry on the clothes line or hanger

Do not dry clean or wash in warm water