Lukarrara Jukurrpa Wrap Dress
Our latest First Nation artwork collaboration with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. This beautiful blue dreaming art is the work of Gloria Napangardi Gill and is a story about ‘lukarrara ‘(desert fringe-rush that has an edible seed).
Gloria Napangardi Gill was in Derby, Western Australia. She spent her early years growing up in Balgo, a remote Aboriginal community located in Western Australia, linked with both the Great Sandy Desert and the Tanami Desert and eleven hours by road from Alice Springs. She went to Nulungu Catholic College in Broom and then attended the Adult Education Centre in Balgo, where she learnt life skills. She worked on the Old People’s Program in Balgo before relocating in 1997 to Nyirripi. She has one sister and three brothers, living in Lake Gregory, Tanami, WA and in Gympie, Queensland. She has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre in Yuendumu, since 2010. She likes to paint her Grandfather’s Jukurrpa stories, particularly Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa, Dreamings which relate to her Grandfather’s country Lappi Lappi, near Lake Hazlett, northwest of Lake Mackay in WA, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These stories were passed down to her by her father and his father’s father before him for millennia. Gloria likes to paint as she likes working with colour and design. When she’s not painting she likes to visit her family in Balgo.
* 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 the artist and her community.
The Wrap Facts:
- All wrap dresses 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.
- Fabric composition:
Stretch jersey knit with in a dry touch
95% Polyester - 5% Spandex
If unsure of your sizing, please email us at email@example.com with your measurements and we will help you find your best fit.
Skirt lengths - You can choose between the below lengths:
Short skirt: approx 55cms from waist down
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.
Our dresses are made in Melbourne's sunniest suburb, Sunshine, Australia by our team of hardworking machinists.
* Model wears size 12 ( she is approx 5.3 ' tall, bust: E cup)