Cotton Tea Towel by Stephen Jupurrula Nelson

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Cotton Tea Towel – Digital Print – 62.5cm x 42.5cm

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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Reviewed by Kathlyn H.
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Cotton Tea Towels

I purchased these items for a relative in England. They are beautiful, the packing was excellent and delivery very prompt. Thank you

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Tea towel

Stunning colours and quality, thanks 🌸

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Reviewed by Loreen O.
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Beautiful

Don’t mind drying the dishes with these lovely tea towels

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Reviewed by Mark L.
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Beautiful and functional

It's just a beautiful design. What a treat for someone to receive that as a gift.

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Reviewed by Margaret
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5 star

Are these Australian Indigenous tea towels Australian made?

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