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PAULINE GALLAGHER MINA BLUE CIRCLE PENDANT ON A CHAIN NECKLACE - SD052

$45.00 USD
Color - Aqua Blue
  • Dia 3.2cm
  • Stainless steel 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, .).

This necklace is elegantly paired with a stainless steel chain for added durability and timeless style.

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.

This Jukurrpa / Dreaming comes from Mina Mina, a very important women s Dreaming site far to the west of Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the WA border. The kirda / owners of this Dreaming are Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men; the area is sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women. There are a number of mulju / water soakages and a maluri / clay pan at Mina Mina. In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and karlangu / digging sticks rose up out of the ground. The women collected the digging sticks and then travelled on to the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting ngalyipi / snake vine [Tinospora smilacina], and creating many places as they went. Ngalyipi is a rope-like creeper that grows up the trunks and limbs of trees, including kurrkara / desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana. It is used as a ceremonial wrap and as a strap to carry parraja / coolamons and ngami / water carriers. Ngalyipi is also used to tie around the forehead to cure headaches, and to bind cuts. The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki, Parapurnta, Kimayi, and Munyuparntiparnti, sites spanning from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped, the women dug for bush foods like jintiparnta / desert truffle [Elderia arenivaga]. The Dreaming track eventually took them far beyond Warlpiri country. The track passed through Coniston in Anmatyerre country to the east, and then went on to Alcoota and Aileron far to the northeast of Yuendumu and eventually on into Queensland. In Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa and other elements. In many paintings of this Jukurrpa, sinuous lines are used to represent the ngalyipi / snake vine. Concentric circles are often used to represent the jintiparnt /desert truffles that the women have collected, while straight lines can be used to depict the karlangu / digging sticks.

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.