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Alma Granites - Vase

Alma Granites - Vase

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Fine Porcelain Vase featuring artwork by Alma Granites from Warlukurlangu Artists. 

Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Gift Boxed with information about the artist and artwork.

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.

Fine Porceain Vase
Height: 17.5cm
Diameter: 10cm

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

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