These cotton zip bags are based on different Aboriginal artwork artists from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
- Designed in Australia.
- Made of Cotton
- 21cm x 12cm
These are a great gift or souvenir that you will actually want to use!
About the artists:
- 'Yankirri Jukurrpa (Emu Dreaming)' - By Teddy Gibson. Teddy Gibson from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. He paints Jukurrpa stories. Dreamings from his father's side, in particular Dreamings that relate directly to his land - a site west of Nyirripi in the 'tali' sandhill country close to the Gibson Desert., south of Lake McKay - it's features and the plants and animals that inhabit it.
- 'Yanjirlpirri or Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa (Star or Seven Sisters Dreaming)' - By Alma Granites. The Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa depicts the story of seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky tody in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation, Taurus. Alma Nungarrayi Granites lived in Yuendumu, an Aboriginal community located in Northwest Alice Springs. She painted a large array of stories all of which where passed down from her father and generations before him.
- Murdie Morris - Murdie has been painting with Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 2012. She was prompted to paint when she attended a workshop in 2012. She enjoys painting, and paints her father’s jukurrpa, Maliki Jukurrpa (Domestic Dog Dreaming) and Malikijarra Jukurrpa (Two Dog Dreaming). Dreamings that have been passed down through the generations for millennia and relate directly to the land, its features and the animals and plants that inhabit it. She uses an unrestricted palette to develop a modern interpretation of her traditional culture.
- 'Wakiripirri Jukurrpa (Dogwood Tree Bean Dreaming)'- By Liddy Walker. The main motif of this artwork depicts the Wakiripirri Tree. Liddy Napanangka Walker was born at Mt Dorren and spent her younger years with her family living in bush camps. Liddy painted her father's Jukurrpa stories, Dreaming stories which directly relate to her land, its features and animals.
- 'Madja' (Rainforest) - By Sheryl Burchill. Sheryl uses her Kuku Yalanji culture knowledge to represent the traditional stories and life style in her works while using contemporary means to express her ideas.
- 'Warlu Jukurrpa (Fire Dreaming)' - By Otto Sims. Otto paints his father's, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, stories, that were passed down to Paddy by his parents, and their parents before them for millennia. These stories relate directly to Otto's country at Kunajarrayi and Yanjilpirri, its features and flora and fauna. Otto has painted for Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation, an Aboriginal owned and governed art centre located in Yuendumu, since 1990, and was elected to its executive committee in 2002 and Chairman of the art centre in 2007.
About Alperstein Designs:
- Alperstein Designs reproduce Aboriginal artworks, under license, on a range of functional lifestyle products so that you can bring some art into your everyday!
- Royalties from these products benefit the artists and their community. They pay ongoing royalties based on licensing agreements which are renewed periodically together with the Artists and Art Centre. Artists always retain copyright ownership of their artwork.
- Before going into production, they consult with the Artists and Art Centres to ensure that the products you enjoy have been signed off on and all products come packaged with information about the artists and the artwork.
- They are members of The Indigenous Art Code and the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia which work to ensure ethical dealings within the sector.