Yarla Jukurrpa ( Bush Potato Dreaming) - Wrap Skirt - Last Sizes
We are so excited to announce our first 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 Alicka Napanangka Brown'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 Alicka Napanangka Brown, her community and Warlukurlangu Artist's Centre to use this artwork.
The artist, Alicka Napanangka Brown, is a young lady from Yuendumu, NT. Alicka paints her Grandmother’s Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa (Star Dreaming) and her father’s Yarla Jukurrpa (Bush Potato Dreaming) stories that relate directly to plants, the land and animals in her region. Alicka has an unique approach that couples her individualist style using patterns and design coupled with traditional iconography to depict her traditional Jukurrpa.
This artwork is a story of how bush tucker is found in the desert, namely Yarla (Yarla= Bush Potato). In contemporary painting from Warlpiri (Warlpiri= the region located in the Northern Territory ), traditional iconography is used to represent Dreamtime stories (the Jukurrpa). In this painting the curved lines (the kuruwarri) are ceremonial designs that represent the vines that trail out from the growing potatoes (Yarla-depicted here as white/ pink ovals).
Men and women of the Warlpiri country will use digging sticks( Karlangu) to search for the bush potato (Yarla) and wild bush carrots (Wapirti).
* This Dreaming artwork and it's intellectual property will always remain the property of the artist Alicka Napanangka Brown and her community. We've used this artwork with permission and proceeds of each sale of this print go back to Alicka Napanangka Brown and her community.
- Fabric Composition:
95% Polyester / 5% Spandex blend on a slinky touch fabric
The Wrap Facts:
- All wrap products are made to your preference, you choose from the options the length of the sleeves and skirt so you have a more personal and customised dress to suit your body.
If unsure of your sizing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your measurements and we will help you find your best fit.
Skirt lengths - You can choose between the below lengths:
Knee length skirt: 63 cms from waist down
Midi length skirt: 90 cms from waist down
Maxi / full length skirts: 100 cms from waist down
* Please be sure to measure these before purchase to ensure you are getting the correct length hemline.
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* Model wears size 12 ( she is approx. 5.3 ' tall)