Dolls Aboriginal Art Swaddle- Wedge Tailed Eagle Dreaming
Stunning Aboriginal artwork made into a sweet dolls swaddle, play mat, changing mat or blanket… where ever your little ones imagination takes them.
Indigenous print on one side and plain white on the back.
Approx 55cm x 53cm
Wedge-tailed Eagle Dreaming by Glorine Nungarrayi Martin
The Warlawurru Jukurrpa (wedge-tailed eagle dreaming) belongs to two places called Wakurlpa and Yuwarli, both to the north of Yuendumu. At Yuwarli, the site which is shown here, a Warlawurru made a ‘mina’ (nest) in a tree and laid two ‘ngipiri’ (eggs). From this place the ‘warlawurru’ would fly around searching for prey, up to the size of young kangaroos and emus. ‘Warlawurru’ would also travel to Ngatirri, near Purturlu, looking for food. The custodians for the Warlawurru Jukurrpa are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. This Jukurrpa is an important part of the initiation ceremonies for young men of the Japaljarri and Jungarrayi subsection. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings depicting this Dreaming, ‘warlawurru’ nests are typically represented by concentric circles and their ‘ngipiri’ and ‘wirliya’ (tracks) are often shown as graphic representations of those elements.
About the dress maker:
My husband and daughter are Aboriginal; so it has always been important to me to teach Mia about her heritage, culture and family history. So I feel very honoured and proud to create this collection of clothing in collaboration with Miniland Dolls Australia and the launch of their new Australian Aboriginal Miniland dolls.
Children learn through play; so incorporating these new Australian Aboriginal Miniland dolls and this collection of clothing featuring Aboriginal artwork is an exciting step towards improving all children’s knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal history and culture.