The perfect easy wear summer dress. These gorgeous dresses are composed of a blend of bamboo fibre and cotton making them super soft and comfortable. They are a loose fit dress featuring an elegant silhouette and cute v-cut neckline. They come in a gorgeous array of Indigenous designs that tell stories of country and culture. Pair with your favourite sandals for the perfect relaxed summer outfit.
Style: Womens Bamboo Mini Dress
Fabric: 65% Bamboo Fibre, 35% Cotton
Washing: hand wash or gentle cold machine wash with like colours. Do not tumble dry or iron.
Story: Brush Tail Possum
Artist: Glen Jampijinpa Martin
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Janganpa Jukurrpa (common brush-tail possum [Trichosurus vulpecula] Dreaming) travels all over Warlpiri country. ‘Janganpa’ are nocturnal animals that often nest in the hollows of white gum trees (‘wapunungka’). This story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs). A group of ‘janganpa’ ancestors resided there. Every night they would go out in search of food. Their hunting trips took them to Wirlki and Wanapirdi, where they found ‘pamapardu’ (flying ants). They journeyed on to Ngarlkirdipini looking for water. A Nampijinpa women was living at Mawurrji with her two daughters. She gave her daughters in marriage to a Jupurrurla ‘janganpa’ but later decided to run away with them. The Jupurrurla angrily pursued the woman. He tracked them to Mawurrji where he killed them with a stone axe. Their bodies are now rocks at this place. Warlpiri people perform a young men’s initiation ceremony, which involves the Janganpa Jukurrpa. The Janganpa Jukurrpa belongs to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men and Nakamarra/Napurrurla women. In Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent this Jukurrpa. ‘Janganpa’ tracks are often represented as ‘E’ shaped figures and concentric circles are used to depict the trees in which the ‘janganpa’ live, and also the sites at Mawurrji.
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MEET THE ARTIST
Glen Jampijinpa Martin
Aboriginal Warlpiri man
Glen began painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation in 2016. He paints his mother’s Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming). Glen enjoys working with colour using an unrestricted palette to depict his traditional iconography and his semi-abstract forms of birds that live around Nyirripi.