WORLDWIDE SHIPPING AVAILABLE

womens
mens kids indigenous designs
Shop by Brand
Fit Calculator

My Cart

Close
Azure Bamboo

Bamboo Men's Shirt Aboriginal Art Yanjirlpirri Dreaming

$64.95 AUD

Item ready to be shipped

PAINTING STORY

Yanjirlpirri or Napaljarri-Warnu Jukurrpa (Star or Seven Sisters Dreaming)

The Napaljarri-Warnu Jukurrpa (Seven Sisters Dreaming) depicts the story of the seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky today in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, more commonly known as the Pleiades. The Pleiades are seven women of the Napaljarri skin group and are often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man ‘wardilyka’ (the bush turkey [Ardeotis australias]) who is in love with the Napaljarri-warnu and who represents the Orion’s Belt cluster of stars. Jukurra-jukurra, the morning star, is a Jakamarra man who is also in love with the seven Napaljarri sisters and is often shown chasing them across the night sky. In a final attempt to escape from the Jakamarra the Napaljarri-warnu turned themselves into fire and ascended to the heavens to become stars. The custodians of the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. Some parts of the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa are closely associated with men’s sacred ceremonies of a very secretive nature.

Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa (Star Dreaming) tells of the journey of Japaljarri and Jungarrayi men who travelled from Kurlurngalinypa (near Lajamanu) to Yanjirlypirri (west of Yuendumu) and then on to Lake Mackay on the West Australian border. Along the way they performed ‘kurdiji’ (initiation ceremonies) for young men. Women also danced for the ‘kurdiji’. The site depicted in this canvas is Yanjirlypiri (star) where there is a low hill and a water soakage. The importance of this place cannot be overemphasized as young boys are brought here to be initiated from as far as Pitjanjatjara country to the south and Lajamanu to the north.

In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Often depicted in paintings for this Jukurrpa is the female star Yantarlarangi (Venus – the Evening Star) who chases the seven Napaljarri sisters for having stolen the night from her.

Artist: Priscilla Napurrurla Herbert

GARMENT INFO

  • Organically grown wild bamboo
  • Loose fit - Large size, most people go down one size
  • Chest pocket
  • Bamboo wood-look buttons

COMPOSITION

65%  Bamboo Fiber  35% Cotton

Please be advised there are shipping delays due to COVID19 for both Australian and International.

Australian Shipping with Australia Post Sachtel $15 flat rate, please allow 2-3 working days from dispatch for delivery.

Most clothing is available to send immediately, and will be done so. Occasionally we will need to get it in from our Australian warehouse, which means it will be a few extra days.

International Express

Includes email tracking and signature on delivery.

Expected delivery time approx. 1 week from dispatch (you will receive an email upon dispatch).

Shipping Zone Up to 500G Up to 1KG Up to 2KG Up to 5KG
NZ zone 1 $25 AUD $35 AUD $40 AUD $65 AUD
China & Asian zone 2 & 3 $35 AUD $40 AUD $60 AUD $85 AUD
USA & Canada zone 4 $35 AUD $45 AUD $65 AUD $90 AUD
NZ zone 1 $35 AUD $40 AUD $60 AUD $85 AUD
NZ zone 1 $40 AUD $50 AUD $70 AUD $95 AUD
NZ zone 1 $40 AUD $50 AUD $70 AUD $95 AUD
NZ zone 1 $50 AUD $65 AUD $90 AUD $145 AUD

Some countries will have their own import duties and other taxes on goods when entering their country, where which the purchaser will be responsible for these. International orders will not pay the Australian 10% GST tax, but will need to pay there own governments tax upon receiving their order.

Can't decide? We're happy to offer you a full product refund for change of mind returns, subject to our returns policy 

Choose from in-stock sizes listed on the collection page or choose to pre-order another size (where pre-order is available).

Check the availability of your desired item.

 Green button = Available Now
 Black button = Pre-order
 Red button = Sold Out

 

or 6 weekly interest-free payments from $10.82 with what's this?