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The Mainie Australian Merino Wool Collection

Australian Aboriginal Designed Merino Wool Scarves In 2015, the Australian fashion label, Mainie, launched its maiden collection of pure silk scarves, wraps and tops that featured authentic Aboriginal art designs by acclaimed Warlpiri women artists from the remote Tanami Desert region of Central Australia. Six years later in 2021, Mainie’s exquisite melding of luxurious textiles and the world’s oldest art has evolved as a uniquely Australian fashion brand that is now loved and cherished by stylish people around the world. The latest Mainie Australian Merino wool scarf collection is a testament to the fashion house's commitment to establishing a sustainable designer label that embraces impeccable business ethics and social responsibility principles. Mainie is proud to present the six stunning designs in our new wool scarf...

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Mainie Australia: The stories behind our Aboriginal designs

The Mainie Australian Merino Wool Collection Mainie’s luxury fashion collection of pure Australian Merino wool scarves brings to life authentic Aboriginal art designs by Warlpiri women artists from Central Australia.   Every design in the collection depicts a traditional Dreaming story that has been handed down to the artist through many generations of her Warlpiri ancestors over tens of thousands of years. Artwork: Desert Journey Dreaming - Mina Mina Jukurrpa Artist: Mary Napangardi Gallagher Based on an original painting by eminent Warlpiri artist, Mary Napangardi Gallagher, the Desert Journey Dreaming design depicts an ancient Dreaming Story about a group of Warlpiri women who travelled across the desert gathering a vine called Ngalyipi. The Ngalyipi vine has long been used by the Warlpiri...

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Preserving Australia's traditional Aboriginal cultural heritage

Sacred Water Dreaming site located on the ancestral homelands of the Warlpiri Aboriginal people in the Tanami Desert region of Central Australia  “Tradition is not to preserve the ashes but to pass on the flame.” Gustav Mahler For over 60,000 years, Australia’s Aboriginal people inhabited an island continent that was largely unknown to the rest of the world until the arrival of European seafarers early in the 17th century. It is believed that the Australian Aborigines were among the first groups of prehistoric humans to leave Africa around 70,000 years ago. From Africa, they ventured across previously untraversed territories in Asia, before making their way to Australia by sea.  The white settlement of Australia began in the latter part of...

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