How to turn everyday wardrobe basics into stylish designer fashion looks
Night Ceremony Pure Australian Merino Wool Scarf
A Mainie scarf is a sure-fire way to effortlessly transform the most basic of wardrobe staples into standout designer fashion looks.
Take our styling of one of our gorgeous Night Ceremony Merino wool scarves with the most enduring of fashion classics, a cashmere sweater and leggings. Ideally suited for the change of seasons, whether at the start of Autumn or right through to the arrival of Spring, this no-fuss combination of beige neutrals and black never dates.
What makes this Style Board the embodiment of a super chic designer fashion look is our choice of the right accessories. Nothing says “understated elegance” like the rich blue hues of our exquisite Night Ceremony scarf. It is the perfect finishing touch to any look.
Lightweight and luxuriously soft, Mainie Merino wool scarves are designed especially for women who love fashion simplicity and versatility. Beautifully handcrafted in the finest Woolmark-certified Australian Merino wool, a Mainie scarf is destined to become a lasting heirloom piece to be loved and treasured forever.
Featuring an authentic Aboriginal artwork design, Mainie’s Night Ceremony Merino wool scarf is a genuinely meaningful celebration of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.
Based on an original painting by Warlpiri Aboriginal artist, Geraldine Napangardi Granites, the Night Ceremony design depicts a sacred site on the Warlpiri homelands, called Yanjirlpiri, which means “star”. This site is where the Warlpiri woman perform sacred ceremonies using the Ngalyipi vine. Ngalyipi is a rope-like creeper that climbs up the trunks and branches of the desert oak trees.
Ngalyipi is frequently depicted in Warlpiri artists’ paintings due to its many uses, including its healing properties as a traditional medicine. The vine is also used in ceremonies. The origins of these ceremonies date back over thousands of years and are performed at night with the woman dancing under the stars.
Artist: Geraldine Napangardi Granites Artwork: Ngalyipi Jukurrpa
The artist, Geraldine Napangardi Granites was born and has lived all her life in the remote Outback community of Yuendumu. A former Aboriginal mission, Yuendumu is located on the ancestral homelands of the Warlpiri Aboriginal people in the vast Tanami Desert region of Central Australia.
Geraldine is the daughter of the late Alma Nungarrayi Granites, a highly acclaimed Warlpiri Aboriginal artist, whose works have been exhibited around the world. Geraldine is also the granddaughter of Paddy Japaljarri Sims and Bessie Nakamarra Sims, both famous Central Desert artists, who were among the founding members of the Warlukurlangu Artists.
Established in 1987, Warlukurlangu is an Aboriginal owned and governed arts centre that has long been an important stronghold for the preservation of the traditional language and culture of the Warlpiri people.
Geraldine has four children, two sons and two daughters. She is a shy person who is very involved with her large extended family and enjoys being around children and helping the family’s grandchildren.
Every Mainie we make gives back to the Aboriginal woman artist who created the original design, to elevate and empower her, her family and her community.
Mainie embraces social responsibility principles and is committed to supporting Aboriginal women artists from some of the most isolated and disadvantaged communities in Central Australia to earn an independent living from their own work and preserve their traditional cultural heritage for future generations.
All designs in the Mainie fashion collection are based on original artworks that have been ethically acquired under license from Aboriginal-owned arts centres and in accordance with the Indigenous Art Code.
Proudly Australian owned and operated, Mainie is a Supply Nation verified Indigenous owned business and an Indigenous Art Code approved dealer member.
More information about the Mainie Woolmark pure Australian Merino wool collection is available at: https://www.mainie.com.au/collections/wool-scarves