These luxurious soaps not only smell amazing from their use of Aussie ingredients, but their packaging features beautiful artworks. The packaging on these soaps are based on different Aboriginal artwork artists from Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, Australia. Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
- Made in Australia
- Body bar
- Made using 100% sustainable palm oil and palm kernal oi,
- Not tested on animals
- Theo Hudson - Manuka Honey with Goats Milk and Shea Butter.
- Murdie Morris - Macadamia Oil with Goats Milk and Shea Butter
- Judy Watson - Lemon Myrtle with Goats Milk and Shea Butter.
- Alma Granites - Kakadu Plum with Goats Milk and Shea Butter.
These are a great gift or souvenir that you will actually want to use!
About the artists:
- '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.
Judy Watson - Judy Napangardi Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mt. Doreen Station, at the time when many Warlpiri & other Central & Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life. Judy was taught painting by her elder sister, Maggie Napangardi Watson. She painted alongside her at Warlukurlangu artists for a number of years, developing her own unique style. She is at the forefront of a move towards more abstract rendering of Jukurrpa by Warlpiri artists, however her work retains strong kurruwarri, the details which tell of the sacredness of place and song in her culture. Judy Napangardi Watson has been exhibiting artwork since 1990 throughout Australia & around the world. Her works are featured in several major collections.
- Theo Hudson - “I would watch my Grandmother paint and listen to her stories”. 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.
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.