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ATHENA BLACK AND WHITE DANGLE DROP LONG EARRINGS - D304

$61.00 USD
Color - Black on Silver Color
  • W 1.1 x L 3.9cm
  • Sterling Silver platinum plated Hooks with resin and Dutch gold or silver leaf

Shared Dreaming brings to life the unique artworks of Aboriginal artists from all over Australia. Our vision is to promote a wide variety of Aboriginal artists so our collection is ever-growing. Every piece has a beautiful story. By gifting or wearing Shared Dreaming jewellery, you are standing with the Aboriginal people and celebrating the creative beauty of the stories and art they have to share with the world. They are for sure a great conversation starter.

This item is a joint work with Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu Corporation, 3,5 hours of Alice Springs, NT. Add sophistication and elegance to any outfit with this meaningful unique piece of jewellery. Designed and handmade in Australia, it will be sent in an elegant gift box with an information leaflet (story associated with the artwork featured, name of the artist who will receive 10% royalties, instructions to make to size when possible, care, .).

I have sensitive ears; are these earrings OK for people with allergies to certain metals? They are on sterling silver platinum plated hooks. That means: no tarnish, no irritation, no allergic reactions for most people.
Please ask us if you need gold filled.
Do these earrings come as clip-ons? Oh, YES! With a smooth finish to make them even more pleasurable to wear.

Crafted from high-quality epoxy resin, our jewelry pieces are a testament to our exceptional artistic process. We employ a one-of-a-kind technique, delicately embedding Dutch gold or silver leaf, resulting in truly distinctive creations.
Not only are our pieces remarkably unique, but they also offer an exquisite blend of lightness and durability. This unique combination ensures that our jewelry is not only a joy to wear but also a statement of lasting beauty.

Napaljarri-Warnu Jukurrpa / Seven Sisters Dreaming
This dreaming depicts the story of the seven ancestral Napaljarri sisters who are found in the night sky today in the cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus, more commonly known as the Pleiades. The Pleiades are seven women of the Napaljarri skin group and are often depicted in paintings of this Jukurrpa carrying the Jampijinpa man wardilyka / bush turkey who is in love with the Napaljarri-warnu and who represents the Orion s Belt cluster of stars. Jukurra-jukurra, the morning star, is a Jakamarra man who is also in love with the seven Napaljarri sisters and is often shown chasing them across the night sky. In a final attempt to escape from the Jakamarra the Napaljarri-warnu turned themselves into fire and ascended to the heavens to become stars.
The custodians of the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. Some parts of the Napaljarri-warnu Jukurrpa are closely associated with men s sacred ceremonies of a very secretive nature. Yanjirlpirri Jukurrpa / Star Dreaming tells of the journey of Japaljarri and Jungarrayi men who travelled from Kurlurngalinypa (near Lajamanu) to Yanjirlypirri (west of Yuendumu) and then on to Lake Mackay on the West Australian border. Along the way they performed kurdiji / initiation ceremonies for young men. Women also danced for the kurdiji.
The site depicted in this canvas is Yanjirlypiri / star where there is a low hill and a water soakage. The importance of this place cannot be overemphasized as young boys are brought here to be initiated from as far as Pitjanjatjara country to the south and Lajamanu to the north.
In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Often depicted in paintings for this Jukurrpa is the female star Yantarlarangi / Venus - the Evening Star) who chases the seven Napaljarri sisters for having stolen the night from her.

A 10% royalty on all sales is credited to the Artists

Every piece is carefully crafted to order, offering you a diverse range of options. This approach aligns with our commitment to sustainability, as we eliminate excess stock and prioritize your unique preferences.