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Water Dreaming Beach Bag & Towel Bundle

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Pure Ochre is:

  • 100% Authentic Indigenous artwork
  • Ethically & sustainably sourced Indigenous art
  • Supports Indigenous employment & training
Our Beach Bags and Towels make the perfect combo, ideal for brightening up your next beach trip. The Beach Bags feature a silky lining, zip closure, rope handles and offer ample space. Our Beach Towels feature gorgeous sublimated designs and an absorbent 100% cotton backing. 

These bundles feature artworks by artists from Warlukurlangu Artists, an art centre based in the remote community of Yuendumu. The artist's works tell stories of the Country and culture of Central Australia.

Product: Beach Bag and Towel Bundle
Materials: Beach Bag - 100% polyester, Towel - Polyester front and cotton back
Sizes: Towel - 75cm x 150cm, Bag -  39cm (W) x 37 (H)
Washing and care instructions: Beach Bag - Wipe outer with a damp cloth. Do not immerse in water. Towel - Warm machine wash with regular detergent. Do not use fabric softener. Only wash after a couple of uses. Rinse towels after being used poolside to remove the chlorine residue that can fade colours.
Artwork: Water Dreaming 
Artist: Marissa Napanangka Anderson

The site depicted in this painting is Puyurra, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are water soakages or naturally occurring wells. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. It travelled across the country, with the lighting striking the land. This storm met up with another storm from Wapuryali, to the west, was picked up by a ‘kirrkarlan’ (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) and carried further west until it dropped the storm at Purlungyanu, where it created a giant soakage.

At Puyurru the bird dug up a giant snake, ‘warnayarra’ (the ‘rainbow serpent’) and the snake carried water to create the large lake, Jillyiumpa, close to an outstation in this country. This story belongs to Jangala men and Nangala women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional inconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. In many paintings of the Jukurrpa curved and straight lines represent the ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters) running through the landscape. Motifs frequently used to depict this story include small circles representing ‘mulju’ )water soakages) and short bars depicting ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus and stratocumulus clouds).

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wendy D.

Love it,

The quality of fabric is fantastic as is the size towel and bag.

Sophie C.
Australia Australia


really nice quality, vibrant colours and a nice towel

Rebecca T.
Australia Australia

Love the design

It very light weight and beautiful towel. The design I love too.

Karen Y.
Australia Australia

So pretty

Love my new towel it is so beautiful

Karen Y.
Australia Australia

Great towel

Love my new towel and I feel great that I can help indigenous artists as their art work is beautiful


Marissa Napanangka Anderson

Aboriginal Warlpiri woman

Marissa has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists since 2011. She also helps out at the Art Centre, assisting in the preparation of art canvases. Painting patterns is something Marissa loves doing and she paints her Mother’s Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming). Because of her love for pattern and colour she has developed an unique artistic style using pattern and design in a variety of contexts to depict her traditional Jukurrpa.

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