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Pikilyi Jurkurrpa Dreaming Men's Shirt

Pikilyi Jurkurrpa Dreaming Men's Shirt

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Kingston Grange in conjunction with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation

PAINTING STORY

Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming)

Pikilyi is a large and important waterhole and natural
spring near Mount Doreen station. Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan
Springs Dreaming) tells of the home of two rainbow
serpents, ancestral heroes who lived together as man and
wife. The woman ‘rainbow serpent’ was of the Napanangka
skin group, the man was a Japangardi. This was a taboo
relationship contrary to Warlpiri religious law. Women of
the Napanangka and Napangardi subsection sat by the two
serpents, picking lice off them. For this service, the two
serpents allowed the women to take water from the springs
at Pikilyi. This was because the serpents were the ‘kirda’, or
ceremonial owners, for that country. The spirits of these
two rainbow serpents are still at Pikilyi today. This
Dreamings belongs to the women and men of the
Japanangka/Napanangka and Japangardi/Napangardi skin
groups.

Artist: Ursula Napangardi Hudson

GARMENT INFO

  • Organically grown wild bamboo
  • Loose fit
  • Chest pocket
  • Bamboo wood-look buttons
  • Made from 65% bamboo fiber and 35%cotton.
  • Luxuriously soft
  • Naturally cool 
  • Breathable
  • Ecofriendly
Fabric:  65% Bamboo Fiber  35% Cotton
MEN’S BAMBOO SHIRT SIZE CHART
SIZE S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL 7XL
Across Chest (cm) 59 61 63 65 67 69 71 73 75 77
Body Length (cm) 74 76 78 80 82 84 86 88 90 91