Water Dreaming Chic Cuff Bracelet

Australia
$100.00
Item No. D1054CB-N
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The Water Dreaming artwork on this bracelet is by Australian Indigenous artist Lawrence Jangala Watson. The photoanodized aluminum cuff bracelet is 1⅜ inches wide with a devolved length of six inches. Made of photoanodized aluminum. Hand crafted in Australia.

The Water Dreaming artwork on this bracelet is by Australian Indigenous artist Lawrence Jangala Watson. The photoanodized aluminum cuff bracelet is 1⅜ inches wide with a devolved length of six inches. Made of photoanodized aluminum. Hand crafted in Australia.

  • Water Dreaming

    The artwork is by Australian Indigenous artist Lawrence Jangala Watson. The site depicted in this painting is Pirlinyarnu (Mt. Farewell), about 165 km (100 miles) west of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. Two Jangala men, rainmakers, sang the rain and unleashed a giant storm that collided with another storm from Wapurtali.

    The two storms travelled across the country, from Karlipinpa near Kintore. A Kirrkarlanji (brown falcon [Falco berigora]) carried the storm further west until it dropped the storm at Pirlinyarnu, forming an enormous Maliri (lake.)

    A 'mulju' (soakage) exists in this place today. At Puyurru the bird dug up a 'warnayarra' (rainbow serpent.) The serpent carried water with it to create another large lake. Whenevr it rains today, hundreds of 'ngapangarlpa' (bush ducks) still flock to Pirlinyarnu.

    The 'kirda' (custodians) for this Jukurrpa are Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampinjinpa women.

  • Occulture

    Created by designer Lisa Engeman, Occulture is a collaboration with Australian indigenous artisans transferring ancient stories and knowledge into contemporary statement jewelry that celebrates and strengthens the songline of culture, knowledge, artists and community. The photoanodized aluminum jewelry with sterling silver fittings is handcrafted in Australia using cutting edge technology.

    Occulture is deeply honored to represent the artists they work with, the Warlukurlangu people of the Yuendumu region of the central Australian desert, Gamilaraay woman, Arkeria Rose Armstrong, and a lineage of well-known and respected artists from Utopia and Yuelumu country, including Raymond Walters Japanangka.

    The jewelry designs reproduce highlights from artists' paintings. Made by hand, each piece possesses unique, intrinsic beauty with variations in shape, size, and metal finish. The jewelry translates ancient artwork into a contemporary context by utilizing cutting-edge technology to create Occulture's sculptural designs.

    Occulture is a preferred supplier for the Museum Shops Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Indigenous Art Code which promotes and regulates the fair and ethical trade in works of art by Indigenous artists. All artwork featured in their jewelry is licensed and royalties are paid directly to the individual artist. Occulture also proudly holds an Australian Made license.

    Each piece of Occulture jewelry is gift boxed, with a card describing the artist and the artwork.

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