Emu Dreaming Honeycomb Christmas Ball - Handmade Cotton Paper

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Artwork by Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton

Honeycomb Christmas Ball -7.6cm

This handmade paper is made from cotton offset scraps left over from the garment industry.  Traditional handcraft made in Japur India.  The artwork featured on these items under licence.  Royalties are paid to the artists.  

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About the artwork

This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius novaehollandiae]) is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The ‘yankirri’ travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water.

This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paitings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their ‘wirliya’ (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating ‘yakajirri’ (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a ‘Yankirri’ ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeotis australis]) ancestors over sharing the ‘yakajirri’. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies.

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Easy to order and absolutely stunning ornaments!

These make beautiful gifts or equally lovely to keep for yourself!

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