27.56 inches wide by 70.86 inches long (70cm x 180cm)
Hand rolled hem
Presented with information about the original artwork and the Aboriginal artist.
Original artwork by Warlpiri Aboriginal artist Geraldine Napangardi Granites
Royalties paid to the artist
The Artwork Story
Based on an original painting by well-known Warlpiri Aboriginal artist, Geraldine Napangardi Granites, the Night Ceremony design depicts a sacred site on the Warlpiri homelands, called Yanjirlpiri, which means “star”. Yanjirlpiri is where the Warlpiri woman perform sacred ceremonies using the Ngalyipi vine.
Ngalyipi is frequently depicted in Warlpiri artists’ paintings due to its many uses in daily life, including its medicinal properties. The vine is also used in traditional Warlpiri ceremonies. The origins of the ceremonies date back thousands of years and are performed at night with the woman dancing under the stars.
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