Brush-tail Possum Beach Towel
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Product: Beach Towel
Materials: Polyester front and cotton back
Washing: 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.
Dimensions: 75cm x 150cm
Story: Brush-tail Possum
Artist: Pamela Napurrurla Walker
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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Lighter weight, absorbent beach towel that folds small for the beach bag. Beautiful artwork and colours. My 8yr old is very taken with it
The best towel on the market!
Finally the perfect towel
Wonderful. The towel not only looks beautiful, it is light weight, absorbent and quick to dry! I love it!!
Great christmas gift!
I bought this towel for my partners mother and I was very impressed with the quality of it. She loved the design and was very happy with her christmas gift!
Love the towel, it’s so pretty. It’s lovely and soft, too. So glad I treated myself.
MEET THE ARTIST
Pamela Napurrurla Walker
Aboriginal Warlpiri woman
Pamela has been working with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation since 1994 but it wasn’t until 2006 that she began to paint full time. She paints her father’s Jukurrpa, Dreamings, which relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.