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Seed Dreaming Mens Long Sleeve Bamboo Shirt

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These beautiful men'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 nice black pants.

Style: Mens Long 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: Seed Dreaming 
Artist: Marshall Jangala Robertson

 

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Watiya-warnu Jukurrpa (Seed Dreaming)

This painting tells the story of a Jangala ‘watiya-warnu’ (Acacia tenuissima) ancestor who travelled south from a small hill called Ngurlupurranyangu to Yamunturrngu (Mount Liebig). As he travelled, he picked the ‘watiya-warnu’ seeds and placed them in ‘parrajas’ (food carriers), one of which he carried on his head. Watiya-warnu is a seed bearing tree that grows in open spinifex or mulga country. When people returned to their camp after collecting the seeds, they would make large windbreaks for shelter and winnow the seed in the late afternoon. Immature ‘watiya-warnu’ seed is ground into a paste and can be used to treat upset stomachs. The associated ‘watiya-warnu’ ceremony involves the preparation of a large ground painting. This Jukurrpa belongs to Nampijinpa/Nangala women and Jampijinpa/Jangala men. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Dreaming ‘U’ shapes are often depicting women collecting the ‘watiya-warnu’ seeds. Oval shapes represent the ‘parrajas’ where they carry the seeds and strait lines beside them frequently portrait digging sticks.

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