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Brush Tail Possum Bamboo Button Up Women's Sleeveless Shirt

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These beautiful women's bamboo shirts are the perfect button up for all occasions. Composed of bamboo fibre and cotton they are a very comfortable loose fitting shirt. Bring some vibrancy to your work wear with these colour Indigenous designs. Try pairing these button up shirts with jeans or a pair of black pants.

Style: Ladies Sleeveless Bamboo Shirt
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 (Brush-tail Possum Dreaming)- Mawurrji

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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GA
11/28/2021
G a.
Australia Australia

Love love love it

Love the colours, love the material, love the style,LOVE WEARING IT.

LT
09/25/2021
Louise T.
Australia Australia

The Bamboo Sleeveless shirt

Great service, quick delivery time. I love the shirt feels so soft. I can't wait until the weather warms up and I get to wear it.

HK
06/03/2021
Heather K.
Australia Australia

Lovely shirt

Great colours and pattern are stand out features. very comfy, good fit.

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.