Yarla Jukurrpa ( Bush Potato Dreaming) - Shift Dress

$205.00

Size

There's a new girl on the block and her name is Lana!

We've designed the perfect shift dress to keep up with you during your busy days.  She’s also got pockets  ( yes you read it correctly , she's got pockets!!)

The Lana dress is an unlined easy wash and wear dress made from our soft jersey fabric.

Fitted with two pockets, 3/4 sleeves, scoop neckline and a waist tie fitted at the centre back of the bodice, the Lana is easily styled for the office or work environments whilst also being a great casual option also. 

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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.

* Our model wears a size 10 and is 177cms tall

Fit and size guide:

Size

Bust

Waist

Sleeve length

Skirt length

Total dress length

6

84cms

65cms

47cm

58cms

96.5cms

8

89 cms

70cms

47cm

59cms

97cms

10

94cms

75cms

47cm

59cms

98.5cms

12

99cms

80cms

47cm

60cms

100cms

14

104 cms

85cms

47cm

60cms

101.5cms

16

109 cms

90cms

47cm

62cms

103cms

18

114 cms

95cms

47cm

62cms

104.5cms

20

119 cms

100cms

47cm

63cms

106cms

22

124 cms

105 cms

47cm

63cms

107.5cms