Aboriginal Tea Towel, Kitchen Towel
 
Design: Australian Aboriginal - Fire Country Dreaming
 
Main Colour:  Brown, Black, Yellow
 
Artist:  Theo (Faye) Nangala Hudson
 
Size: 75cm x 48cm (approx)

Fabric: 100% Cotton
 
Care:
* Warm hand wash, or gentle machine wash
* Do not spin soak, bleach or wring or drip dry or dry without delay from direct heat
* Warm iron only.
 
Royalties are paid to the artist and their family
 
The Artwork:  This Dreaming belongs to Warlukurlangu country to the south-west ofYuendumu, for which Jampijinpa/Jangala men and Nampijinpa/Nangala women have custodial responsibility. An old man‘lungkarda’ (centralian blue-tongued lizard), of the Jampijinpa skin group, lived on a hill with his two Jangala sons. The old man would feign blindness and send the two boys hunting in search of meat. While they were gone he would hunt and eat anything that he caught before they returned. One day the sons returned with a kangaroo that they had caught after much tracking. Unfortunately, the kangaroo was scared to the ‘lungkarda’, unbeknown to the boys. In his anger, the old man decided to punish his sons and the next time they went out, he put his fire sticks to the ground and sent a huge bushfire after them which chased them for many miles. Although the boys beat out the flames, ‘lungkarda’s’ special magic kept the fire alive and it reappeared out of his blue-tongued lizard hole. Exhausted the boys were finally overcome by the flames. In contemporary Warlpiripaintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Usually, sites that are depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa include Warlukurlangu (a man’s cave),Kirrkirrmanu (where the sacred kangaroo was killed), Wayililinypa(where the fire killed the two Jangala sons) and Marnimarnu (awater soakage) where the two Jangalas camped.

The Artist:  Theo (Faye) was born in 1989 in Alice Springs Hospital, the closest hospital to Nyirripi, a remote Aboriginal community located 440 km north-west of Alice Springs in the NT of Australia where her parents lived. She was born to Mika and Ursula Napangardi Hudson and has older twin brothers. She began to paint in earnest with the art centre in 2006. Warlukurlangu makes regular visits to Nyirripi to drop off canvas, paint and brushes for the artists and to collect finished artwork. Theo paints her mother’s Jukurrpa (Dreamings) and her father’s Jukurrpa, such as Yuparli Jukurrpa (Bush Banana Dreaming) from her mother’s side and Pikilyi Jukuurpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) from her father’s side. These Dreamings have been passed down through the millennia. Theo uses an unrestricted palette and loves to create patterns that depict a modern interpretation of her traditional culture.

ABORIGINAL TEA TOWEL, KITCHEN TOWEL - 100% COTTON - AUSTRALIA, FIRE COUNTRY DREA

$19.95Price
  • Welcome to Aus2u. Aus2u began in 2008 as a purely Australiana and Aboriginal themed gift and souvenir online store, but has since expanded into other product ranges; such as Artificial Moss and other greenery. We pride ourselves on exceptional service and range of quality products; plus we ship our products all over the World.