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Aneura (by Yarn)

Brush-Tail Possum Square Silk Scarf

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Aneura is:

  • 100% Authentic Indigenous artwork
  • Ethically & sustainably sourced Indigenous art
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Soft, elegant and super versatile, our Square Silk Scarf is the perfect accessory to add that finishing touch to any outfit. Our luxury silk scarves have hand-rolled edges and come in an assortment of Indigenous designs and amazing colours. With endless styling possibilities - they can be worn in the hair, or as a sophisticated necktie - they are the perfect piece to keep on hand this season!

Style: Square Silk Scarf
Fabric: 100% Silk
Sizing: 53cm x 53cm
Washing: Gently hand wash in cold water with mild silk-friendly detergent. Rinse in cold water. Ball together to remove excess water. Lay flat on a towel and roll up to absorb lingering moisture. Lay flat to dry in shade.
Artist: Pamela Napurrurla Walker
Story: Brush-Tail Possum
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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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.