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Kingston Grange

Seed Dreaming Ladies Bamboo Dress

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Kingston Grange is:

The perfect easy wear summer dress. These gorgeous dresses are composed of a blend of bamboo fibre and cotton making them super soft and comfortable. They are a loose fit dress featuring an elegant silhouette and cute v-cut neckline. They come in a gorgeous array of Indigenous designs that tell stories of country and culture. Pair with your favourite sandals for the perfect relaxed summer outfit.

Style: Bamboo Dress
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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05/25/2021
Jen O.
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Nice fabric nice cut

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