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Emu Dreaming Track - Limited Edition Headband

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Twist Style Headband

These limited edition headbands feature a unique fabric designed by First Nation artist Margaret Nangala Gallagher as part of Warlukurlangu Artists, aboriginal-owned art centre.

Headbands available for babies, kids and adults.

Sizing (Circumference):

Baby - 37-45cm

Small - 46-52cm

Regular - 49-58cm

Story behind the piece: 'Yankirri Jukurrpa' / Emu Dreaming Track

"This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius novaehollandiae]) is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The 'yankirri' travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their 'wirliya' (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating 'yakajirri' (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a 'yankirri' ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeotis australis]) ancestors over sharing the 'yakajirri'. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies." - Margaret Nangala Gallagher.

For more information about Margaret and the Warlukurlangu Artists' work,

Handmade with 93% cotton, 7% elastane fabric.

Washing: Cold hand wash. Do not iron.