Our Star Dreaming jewelry is based on the artwork by Alma Nungarrayi Granites, whose skin name is Nungarrayi. There are many paintings on star dreaming because this is important for the Nungarrayi skin group.
Alma was born in the Northern Territory in 1955 and learned the dreaming from her father, Paddy Japaljarri Sims, who taught her all of the songs and ceremony for “Seven Sisters Dreaming” and “Milky Way Dreaming.” She started painting in 1987 and was an active member of the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation. Her work was featured in many national and international exhibitions.
Alma passed away in 2017, the mother of four with many grandchildren. Her legacy continues with all royalties from this licensed Occulture jewelry being paid directly to the Warlukurlangu artists' association. The funds are used for materials for the artists and projects in Yuendumu to benefit the community.