Presenting a distinctively Australian Aboriginal art design by esteemed Warlpiri artist, Phyllis Naparrurla Williams, this beautifully handmade silk scarf exemplifies Mainie’s “Luxurious, Authentic, Unique” trademark.
Resplendent in the glorious, sun-drenched colours of the Australian Outback, the original artwork depicts a traditional Dreaming story, “Ngapa Jukurrpa”, which was handed down to the artist through many generations of her Warlpiri ancestors over thousands of years.
The 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.
The Warlpiri people live in the remote Tanami Desert region of Central Australia. They were among some of the last Aboriginal people in Australia to make contact with Europeans due to the geographical isolation of their desert homelands.
This exquisite wearable art piece is presented in a handmade gift box with the artwork provenance and the Aboriginal artist’s biography.