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Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Belle Blouse
BY SAMANTHA

Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Belle Blouse

Regular price $129.00 $0.00

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. 

To celebrate the collaboration with Warlukurlangu Artist's Centre, we're including a complimentary little lipstick purse / multi purpose purse with every wrap-dress purchase. These pouches are made from off-cut fabric that would normally be wasted during production. 

 

  

The Blouse Facts:

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Blouse length

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Bust

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Waist

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Sleeve length

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- Fabric composition:

95% Polyester

5% Spandex 

- Sizing :

Stretch jersey is generous when it comes to sizing. We recommend that if you fluctuate between two sizes that you go for the smaller of the two for a more flattering look. If you purchase a size that is not the correct size, then we are more than happy to exchange for the correct sizing at the return of the original garment in original condition.

- Quality :

Stretch knit Jersey does not pill or stretch out of shape after a few washes. We've tested our fabric over a year long process of washing and wearing to prove the versatility of the fabric. These dresses are all a low manintance garments so there is no dry cleaning or ironing required.

- Wear :

Jersey fabric falls along your figure to compliment natural curves and slender body shapes.

The fabric naturally falls along the lines of the body to accentuate the booty and bust.

- Travel friendly :

Stretch Jersey doesn't crinkle or crease so these dresses are the best travel companion. Perfect for both the beach, island vacay or a coffee date, The By Samantha  wrap dresses are ready for any occasion.


If unsure of your sizing, please email us at  hellobysamantha@gmail.com with your measurements and we will help you find your best fit.

* inbetweenie model wears size 10 ( she is approx 5.3 ' tall, bust: E cup)


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