Water Bird Top by Mainie

$249.95

Only a few left in stock

Presenting a distinctively Australian Aboriginal by one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed Warlpiri women artists, Long Maggie Nakamarra White, this luxurious silk top will work harder than any other staple in your wardrobe. Mix and match with a range of garments and separates, add an accessory or two and the sky is the limit. With this exquisite wearable art piece, you can traverse any number of stylish looks and occasions from beach to brunch to boho-chic and sizzling after dark glamour.

  • 100% Silk Chiffon
  • Hand rolled hem
  • Hand stitched button loops
  • Natural shell buttons
  • Digitally printed silk
  • 2 x 45cm wide by 150cm long
  • Presented in a handmade gift box lined with tissue paper
  • Artwork and artist information card
  • Royalties are paid to the artist with every item sold 

The Artwork Story 

Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Bird Dreaming)

Resplendent in the glorious, sun-drenched colours of the Australian Outback, Long Maggie Nakamarra White’s original artwork depicts a traditional Water Dreaming story, “Ngapa Jukurrpa”, which was handed down to her through many generations of her Warlpiri ancestors over thousands of years. 

The Dreaming story is about two rainmakers who sang to create a storm. The storm was carried over the desert country by a falcon.  When the storm fell to the ground as rain, a large lake was formed.  Ngapa means water in the Warlpiri language.

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* Fair licensing agreements and fair royalties paid

* Helping to keep the world’s oldest living culture strong

  • On all orders over $99

  • Benefitting Indigenous artists and communities

  • Contributes to employment, economic and wellbeing outcomes

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