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Fire & Rain Modal Scarf


Fire & Rain Modal Scarf


  • 100% Modal
  • Vegan Friendly Material
  • Digitally printed 
  • 25cm wide by 170cm long
  • Presented with information about the original artwork and Aboriginal Artist
  • Royalties from sales are paid to the artist


The Artwork Story

The Fire & Rain design is based on an original painting by traditional Warlpiri artist, Phyllis Napurrurla Williams and depicts the Ngapa Jukurrpa, an ancient Warlpiri Water Dreaming story 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.  Water is the essence of all life to the desert dwelling Warlpiri people. The coming of the rains at the end of the long dry season is a recurrent theme of many important Warlpiri ceremonies and Dreaming stories.


The artist, Phyllis Napurrurla Williams was born on her ancestral homelands at Mount Doreen Station, a vast cattle property located in the Tanami Desert region of Central Australia. Phyllis was among the original group of Warlpiri artists who first founded Warlukurlangu art centre at Yuendumu. Phyllis’ distinctive artworks are authentic representations of age-old Dreaming stories that have passed down to her by her parents, and their ancestors before them, over tens of thousands of years. Phyllis Napurrurla Williams is an eminent Warlpiri artist, and her paintings are highly sought after by art collectors.