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Alma Granites - Silk scarf

Alma Granites - Silk scarf

Regular price $120.00 AUD
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This 100% silk scarf features a vibrant design based on artwork by Alma Granites. Packaged in a presentation giftbox featuring information about the artist and artwork. Artwork placement will vary from scarf to scarf so each one is a little bit different.

Alma Nungarrayi Granites (also known as Alma Nungarai Granites) was born 30th May 1955 and passed away in 2017. She was a Warlpiri woman and lives at Yuendumu, roughly 300km North-West of Alice Springs on the fringes of the Tanami Desert.

Her paintings represent the great Warlpiri story of the Seven Sisters Dreaming, telling the narrative of the ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky in the star cluster known as the Pleiades, in the constellation Taurus. The Pleiades are seven women often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man Wardilyka, who is in love with the Napaljarri-warnu and who is represented in 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.

Scarf size: 54cm x 180cm
Made in Australia

Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.

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