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Rain Bird Silk Scarf


Mainie Australia - Rain Bird Silk Scarf

$79.95 $109.95

This beautifully handmade wearable art piece features an authentic Australian Aboriginal art design by emerging Warlpiri artist, Vivienne Nakamarra Kelly.

Designed to be a uniquely Australian fashion story, this exquisite 100% silk scarf is presented in a handmade box with information about the provenance of the original artwork and the Aboriginal artist’s biography. 

  • 100% Silk Chiffon
  • Hand rolled hem
  • Digitally printed silk
  • 45cm wide by 150cm long
  • Presented in a handmade gift box lined with tissue paper
  • Artwork and artist information card
  • Royalties are paid to the artist with every item sold 

The Artwork Story

Ngapa Jukurrpa (Rain Bird Dreaming) 

Resplendent in the glorious, sun-drenched colours of the Australian Outback, Vivienne Nakamarra Kelly’s original artwork depicts a traditional Water Dreaming story, “Ngapa Jukurrpa”, which was handed down to her through many generations of her Warlpiri ancestors over tens of thousands of years.

The Water Dreaming story is about how smoke from a fire rose into the sky and formed a large storm cloud.  A bird picked up the storm on its wings and carried it over the desert country.  When the storm became too heavy for the bird to carry, it fell to the ground as rain. 

To learn more about Vivienne Nakamarra Kelly click here