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Jukurrpa Dreamtime Stories of Yuendumu

Artist: Bess Napanangka Poulson

Story: Ngapa Jukurrpa (Water Dreaming) - Puyurru

The site depicted in this painting is Puyurru, west of Yuendumu. In the usually dry creek beds are ‘mulju’ (soakages), or naturally occurring wells. The 'kirda' (owners) for this site are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain, unleashing a giant storm. The storm travelled across the country from the east to the west, initially travelling with a ‘pamapardu Jukurrpa’ (termite Dreaming) from Warntungurru to Warlura, a waterhole 8 miles east of Yuendumu.

At Warlura, a gecko called Yumariyumari blew the storm on to Lapurrukurra and Wilpiri. Bolts of lightning shot out at Wirnpa (also called Mardinymardinypa) and at Kanaralji. At this point the Dreaming track also includes the ‘kurdukurdu mangkurdu Jukurrpa’ (children of the clouds Dreaming). The water Dreaming built hills at Ngamangama using baby clouds and also stuck long pointy clouds into the ground at Jukajuka, where they can still be seen today as rock formations. 

In contemporary Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the ‘Jukurrpa’ (Dreaming). Short dashes are often used to represent ‘mangkurdu’ (cumulus & stratocumulus clouds), and longer, flowing lines represent ‘ngawarra’ (flood waters). Small circles are used to depict ‘mulju’ (soakages) and river bed.  

Royalties from the Jukurrpa Face Mask Collection go directly back to the aboriginal artists that created them and support one of Australia's longest standing 100% Aboriginally owned and run art centres to continue to produce works that encapsulate timeless tales of survival of one of the worlds harshest landscapes and climates.


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Masx regular with an inside slit +1 disposable YAMASHIN Nano Filter insert.

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Masx Regular

Double layer dry-fit face mask

  • Outer layer: Fluid repellent coating 
  • Inner layer: Nanoparticle treatment using Zinc Oxide, has antibacterial and deodorising properties.
  • Unique face hugging design
  • Adjustable ear straps for optimal comfort 

 

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Dry-fit face mask

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  • Adjustable ear straps for optimal comfort
  • Unique face hugging design
  • Ideal for travellers and active people

  

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 Not suitable for children under 3 years old.

 

Care Instructions:

  • Our Masks are washable for up to 30 times without any degradation in the fabric.

    • Machine wash low temperature
    • Hang to dry
    • Do not tumble dry
    • Do not iron
    • Do not bleach