Breathtaking Aboriginal Australian art is woven in to these handmade chain stitch Kashmir wool rugs. All the artists own their art and are paid a regular royalty for its use under the Indigenous Art Code. Each one comes with a description of the art and its meaning to the artist as well as a certificate of authenticity for the artist and artisan who wove the rug. Fair Trade produced from wool in Kashmir. Dimensions: length 91 cm, width 61 cm.
Artist: Jorna Napurrurla Nelson.
Description: The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Mina Mina, a place far to the west of Yuendumu, which is significant to Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men. All of them are the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area. The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting ngalyipi (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where karlangu (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country. The ngalyipi vine grows up the trunks and limbs of the kurrkara (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]) trees. Ngalyipi is a sacred vine to Napangardi and apanangka women that has many uses. It can be used as a ceremonial wrap, as a strap to carry parrajas (wooden bowls) that are laden with bush tucker.
Chain Stitch Wool Rug - Mina Mina I
Better World Arts (Australia)