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Article: Ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime designs brought to life on the finest Australian Merino wool

Aboriginal Art Australian Merino Wool Scarf

Ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime designs brought to life on the finest Australian Merino wool

“Rock Pools” Pure Merino Wool Scarf

Every Mainie scarf is a meaningful celebration of Australia’s 60,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Mainie’s new Woolmark certified, Australian Merino collection showcases authentic Aboriginal artwork designs created by traditional women artists from the heart of the Australian Outback.

One of the most exquisite designs in our new collection is “Rock Pools” by Joy Nangala Brown.

Aboriginal Artist Joy Nangala Brown

Born in Alice Springs in 1966, Joy grew up on her ancestral homelands in the remote Tanami Desert region of Central Australia.

Joy is the daughter of famous Pintupi Aboriginal artist Pegleg Jampijinpa. Her paintings depict age-old Dreamtime stories that have been handed down to her through many generations of her ancestors over thousands of years.

Joy paints with the world acclaimed Warlukurlangu Artists, an Aboriginal owned arts centre located at Yuendumu, a small community in the Tanami Desert, north west of Alice Springs. Warlukurlangu supports traditional Aboriginal artists to preserve their unique culture for future generations.

Joy is an accomplished artist, whose paintings have been exhibited in major art galleries in Australia and around the world including, the United States of America, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.

Joy's original painting “Rock Pools” depicts the Yumari Dreaming story about a forbidden love between a man and a woman from different clans. The couple would meet in secret at a group of rocks in the desert called Yumari. The circles in the painting represent the pools of water in the rocks.

Mainie is committed to supporting the economic empowerment of Aboriginal women artists from some of the isolated and disadvantaged desert communities in Central Australia to earn an independent income from their own work. 

All Aboriginal artwork designs featured in the Mainie collection are ethically acquired and reproduced under licence in accordance with the Indigenous Art Code.  Under the terms of our licensing agreements, the Aboriginal artist retains the copyright to their original artwork and receives royalties from all sales. 

Every Mainie sold gives back to the Aboriginal woman artist who created the original design, to elevate and empower her, her family and her community.

Beautifully handcrafted in luxuriously soft Australian Merino wool, each stunning scarf in the new Mainie collection is destined to become a lasting and beloved heirloom piece.

More information about Mainie’s pure wool scarf collection is available at:

Rock Pools Aboriginal Art Australian Merino Wool Scarf


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