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Warlu Cushion Cover
Warlu Cushion Cover
Warlu Cushion Cover

Warlu Cushion Cover

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Heavy weight eco linen cushion cover. Hand screen-printed with Lukarrara Jukurrpa artwork by Hilda Nakamarra Rogers. Designed for a 60cm x 60cm euro cushion insert. 

SIZE & FIT

  •  60cm x 60cm euro size with 1cm flange

DETAILS & CARE

  • Not sold with cushion insert
  • 100% linen
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Melbourne, Australia

This Jukurrpa belongs to women of the Nakamarra/Napurrurla subsections and to Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This Dreaming is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara (desert fringe-rush [Fimbristylis oxystachya & Fimbristylis eremophila]) is a grass with an edible seed. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone (‘nga nyanu’) with a smaller stone (‘ngalikirri’) to make flour. This flour is mixed with water (‘ngapa’) to make damper cakes which are cooked and eaten. In Warlpiri traditional paintings iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. Large concentric circles o en represent the site of Jaralypari and also the seed-bearing grass Lukurrara. ‘U’ shapes can depict the Karnta (women) collecting ‘lukarrara’ and straight lines are frequently used to portray seeds that fall down to the ground and are also collected by women using their ‘parrajas’ (wooden food carriers) and ‘karlangu’ (digging sticks).