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Storm Cloud Long Rectangle Chiffon Scarf 67.5cm x 180cm

Sale price$174.95 AUD

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Presenting a distinctively Australian Aboriginal art design by esteemed Warlpiri artist, Christine Nakamarra Curtis, this beautifully handmade silk scarf exemplifies Mainie’s “Luxurious, Authentic, Unique” trademark. 

  • 100% Silk Chiffon
  • Hand rolled hem
  • Digitally printed silk
  • 26.57 inches wide by 70.86 inches long (67.5cm wide by 180cm long)
  • Presented with information about the original artwork and Aboriginal Artist
  • Royalties are paid to the artist

The Artwork Story

Ngapa Jukurrpa (Storm Cloud Dreaming)

Resplendent in the glorious, sun-drenched colours of the Australian Outback, Christine Nakamarra Curtis’ original artwork depicts a traditional Water Dreaming story, “Ngapa Jukurrpa”, which was handed down to her through many generations of her Warlpiri ancestors over tens 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.

Ngapa means water in the Warlpiri language.

To learn more about Christine Nakamarra Curtis click here

Storm Cloud Long Rectangle Chiffon Scarf 67.5cm x 180cm
Storm Cloud Long Rectangle Chiffon Scarf 67.5cm x 180cm Sale price$174.95 AUD

Artist details

Christine Nakamarra Curtis

Christine was born into a family of artists and spent most of her childhood at a very remote outstation community called Nyirripi located in the desert country of Central Australia. Christine is one of seven sisters. Nyirripi is located about 150km south west of the Aboriginal community of Yuendumu. Yuendumu is the home of the internationally acclaimed Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Artists Corporation. Yuendumu lies around 300 km northwest of Alice Springs in the vast Tanami Desert region and has a population of about 800. The community is located within the traditional homelands of the Warlpiri Aboriginal people and includes numerous outstations.

Christine began painting with the Warlukurlangu Artists in 2007. Warlukurlangu supports Warlpiri artists to preserve their cultural heritage and to earn income from their work. Christine paints her grandparent’s Dreaming on her mother’s side. The Dreaming stories depicted by Christine relate directly to her land, its features and the plants and animals that inhabit it. These sacred stories have been passed down through many generations of her ancestors over thousands of years.

“I like the patterns and all those colours, and the stories. Watching family painting, they show you the Dreaming.”