Men's Bamboo Long Sleeve Shirt 'Warntungurru'

Men's Bamboo Long Sleeve Shirt 'Warntungurru'

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  • Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant Dreaming) – Warntungurru

    This paintng depicts the Pamapardu Jukurrpa (Flying Ant
    Dreaming) from Warntungurru, west of Yuendumu.
    ‘Pamapardu’ is the Warlpiri name for the flying ants or
    termites that build the large anthills found throughout
    Warlpiri country. This country belongs to
    Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla
    men. ‘Pamapardu’ are flying ants. They build earth mounds
    (‘mingkirri’) that are common in the Tanami area. When
    heavy rains come in summer the ‘mingkirri’ get flooded out,
    so the ‘pamapardu’ grow wings and fly off to make new
    homes, following their queens to dry mounds or to build a
    new. When they have found their new home they drop their
    wings. In this stage they can be collected, lightly cooked in
    coals and eaten. As they fall to the ground women collect
    them to eat because they are nice and sweet. In
    contemporary Warlpiri paintngs traditonal iconography is
    used to represent the Jukurrpa, partcular sites and other
    elements. When this Jukurrpa story is painted concentric
    circles are used to represent the ‘mingkirri’ and the
    rockholes involved in the story, including the central one at
    Wapurtali (Mt Singleton). Dashes are often depicted around
    the circles to represent the ‘pamapardu’.


  • Organically grown wild bamboo
  • Loose fit
  • Chest pocket
  • Bamboo wood-look buttons


65%  Bamboo Fiber  35% Cotton

Care and Use Instructions: cold machine wash with like colours. Do not bleach, soak or rub. Do not tumble dry. Warm iron, Do not dry clean