Janganpa Jukurrpa - Mungapunju
Brush-tailed Possum Dreaming
By - Judith Nungarrayi Martin
 

Features: Oven Mitt and Pot Holder – Sold Individually

  • One Right Hand Oven Mitt
  • One Pot Holder
  • Hand Or Machine Washable
  • Warm iron only
  • 100% Cotton
  • Unique Indigenous designs designed in Australia by Indigenous Artists
  • Dimensions- 21cm (L) X 18cm (W) X 30cm (H)
  • Weight- 5g

Ovenmitt / Potholders suitable up to oven heat 200 degrees Celsius.

Not suitable for Pizza Ovens or Commercial Ovens using higher heat temperatures.

 
ARTIST INFORMATION
The country associated with the Janganpa Jukurrpa (Brushtailed Possum [Tricosurus vulpecula] Dreaming) is Mungapunju, a hill south of the Yuendumu. A large family of ancestral ‘janganpa’ travelled east to Yukurdiyi. Then they travelled back to Mungapunju. The ‘janganpa’ live in hollow trees and hunt nocturnally, carrying their young on their backs. ‘Janganpa’ were once frequently found across much of Warlpiri and neighboring country but have become extinct in recent years. It is speculated that this extinction may be due to feral cat predation and the changes to their habitat caused by the introduction of cattle and other feral animals. The ‘janganpa’ is considered good meat for ‘yapa’ (Warlpiri people). Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women are the custodians of this Jukurrpa. In traditional Warlpiri iconography circles are used to represent the camps of the ‘janganpa’, curved lines depict the tracks led by the ‘janganpa’s’ tail and 'E' shapes are used to represent the ‘janganpa's’ footprints.

(O326)

SKU O326
Barcode # 9335706033290
Brand Bunabiri
Shipping Weight 0.0500kg
Shipping Width 0.180m
Shipping Height 0.030m
Shipping Length 0.210m
Shipping Cubic 0.001134000m3

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