Jaganpa Dreaming Mens Silk Bow Tie
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Style: Silk Bowtie
Fabric: 100% Silk Twill
Washing: Gently spot clean in cold water with a mild silk-friendly detergent. Rinse in cold water. Dry flat in shade.
Artist: Jorna Napurrurla Nelson
Story: Jaganpa Dreaming
‘Janganpa’ (Brushtail Possums) are nocturnal animals that often nest in hollows of white gum trees. A common story is about a Janganpa ancestor who travelled all over Warlpiri lands visiting various sites during the time of the Dreamtime. This included one site called 'Jangankurlangu' meaning 'belonging to possum.' There is an important initiation ceremony for young men which involves the Janganpa Dreaming. These possums were once found throughout Warlpiri and neighbouring country but have become extinct in recent years due to the introduction of feral animals.
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MEET THE ARTIST
Jorna Napurrurla Nelson
Aboriginal Warlpiri woman
Jorna began painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation in 1987. She painted her mother and father’s Jukurrpa stories. Jorna loved to go out hunting with her family and friends. They would go hunting for goanna, kangaroo, snakes, and witchetty grubs as well as bush tucker, such as native currants, bush potato and bush banana.