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Brush Tail Possum Mens Short Sleeve Bamboo Shirt

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These beautiful men's bamboo shirts are the perfect casual button up shirt. Composed of bamboo fibre and cotton they are a very comfortable loose fitting shirt. Bring some vibrancy to your wardrobe with these colour Indigenous designs. Try pairing these button ups with shorts or jeans for the perfect summer look.

Style: Mens Short Sleeve 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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09/06/2021
Ann L.
Australia Australia
It’s a great shirt

The picture doesn’t do the shirt justice It looks great and the size is a proper large My son loves it

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.