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Regular Scrunchie – Mina Mina Dreaming

$10.00

100% Authentic Indigenous artwork
Ethically and sustainably sourced Indigenous art
Supports Indigenous employment & training

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SKU: REG-SC-MMD-10 Category:

Artist: Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

Artwork: Mina Mina Jukurrpa (Mina Mina Dreaming) – Ngalyipi

This 'Jukurrpa' (Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina, a very important women's Dreaming site far to the west of Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the WA border. In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and 'karlangu' (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. The women collected the digging sticks and then travelled on to the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting 'ngalyipi' (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]), and creating many places as they went. 'Ngalyipi' is a rope-like creeper that grows up the trunks and limbs of trees. It is used as a ceremonial wrap and as a strap to carry 'parraja' (coolamons) and 'ngami' (water carriers). 'Ngalyipi' is also used to tie around the forehead to cure headaches, and to bind cuts.The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki, Parapurnta, Kimayi, and Munyuparntiparnti, sites spanning from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped, the women dug for bush foods like 'jintiparnta' (desert truffle [Elderia arenivaga]). The Dreaming track eventually took them far beyond Warlpiri country. The track passed through Coniston in Anmatyerre country to the east, and then went on to Alcoota and Aileron far to the northeast of Yuendumu and eventually on into Queensland.

Regular Scrunchie - approximately 100ml

Colours and Sizes may vary.

 

Care Instructions:

1.Be sure to not throw in the scrunchies alone into the machine

2.Place your scrunchie in a laundry bag, net bag or even in an empty pillow case!

3.Wash on the delicate cycle or choose the hand wash option on your machine

4.Choose warm or cold water with the lowest spin cycle possible

5.We always recommend to let them hang dry

 

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