LEMON MYRTLE SOUVENIR GIFTS WITH ARTWORK BY JUDY WATSON
Lemon Myrtle is a iconic native Australian plant used in these beautiful souvenir gifts. The Lemon Myrtle in these products brings a beautiful natural perfume that is nourishing for dry skin.
ABOUT THE ABORIGINAL ARTIST – JUDY WATSON
Judy Napangardi Watson was born at Yarungkanji, Mt Doreen Station, Australia at a time when many Warlpiri and other Central and Western Desert Peoples were living a traditional nomadic life.
She is at the forefront of a move towards more abstract rendering of Jukurrpa by Warlpiri artists; amd her works retain a strong kurruwarri, which tell of the sacredness of place and song in her culture.
Judy Napangardi Watson has been exhibiting artwork since 1990 throughout Australia & around the world; including exhibitions in England, USA, China, Japan and The Netherlands.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK FEATURED ON THESE LEMON MYRTLE SOUVENIR GIFTS
Judy Watson’s artwork represents her country – this particular design is representative of a place far to the west of Yuendumu, Australia; which is significant to Napangardi and Napanangka women, the custodians of the Jukurrpa that created the area.
The Jukurrpa story tells of the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled to the east gathering food, collecting Ngalyipi (Tinospora smilacina or snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where Karla-ngu (digging sticks) emerged from the ground.
Their journey took them far to the east beyond the boundaries of Warlpiri country.
The artwork also features the Ngalyipi vine, that grows up the trunks and limbs of the Kurrkara (Desert Oak, Allocasuarina decaisneana) trees.
Ngalyipi is a vine sacred to the Napangardi and Napanangka women and has many uses, including as a ceremonial wrap; as a strap to carry Parrajas (wooden bowls) laden with bush tucker; and as a torniquet for headaches.
SUGARCANE & VANILLA; LEMON & EUCALYPTUS; ANDFRANGIPANISOUVENIR GIFTS WITH ARTWORK BY SHERYL J BURCHIHTTP://PRODUCT/FRANGIPANI-BODY-BAR-SOAP/LL
FRANGIPANI SOUVENIR GIFTS
These beautiful hand cream and soaps feature one of Australia’s most loved coastal plants – the Frangipani.
It’s been combined with Goats Milk & Shea Butter to create these premium skincare souvenir gifts.
The packaging features designs from the artwork ‘Wungar Daray’ (Sunset) from the Wurarr-wurarr (Dragonfly) Collection by Sheryl J Burchill from North Queensland, Australia.
LEMON & EUCALYPTUS SOUVENIR GIFTS
This beautiful Eucalyptus & Lemon Hand Cream and Body Bar with Shea Butter & Argan Oil is sure to delight them.
Made with nourishing Goats Milk, this premium formulation is blended with Shea Butter, Argan Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin E helping to prevent signs of ageing and maintaining soft and healthy skin.
The beautiful gift packaging features the artwork ‘Wungar Dakalda’ (Sunrise) from the Wurarr-wurrarr (Dragonfly) Collection by Sheryl J Burchill from North Queensland, Australia.
Royalties go to the artist – an authentic Australian souvenir gift you’ll be proud to give!
SUGARCANE & VANILLA SOUVENIR GIFTS
These Sugarcane & Vanilla, Goats Milk & Shea Butter Body Bar and Hand Creams are hand wrapped in high quality paper featuring the artwork ‘Jalun’ (Ocean) from the Wurarr-wurrarr (Dragonfly) Collection by Sheryl J Burchill from North Queensland, Australia.
We just love the unique depiction of dragonflies in a modern aboriginal style.
Royalties from the sale of this product directly benefit the artist and her community – a gift from Australia you’ll be proud to give!
Alperstein Designs are an Australian, family run company that have collaborated with local Aboriginal artists and art centres across Australia to create these beautiful Australian aboriginal souvenir gifts.
One of the art centres is the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation.
It began in 1985 and is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artist from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia.
Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.
The art from these locals is famous for its vibrant acrylic paintings and limited edition prints. The art centre has a national and international profile and its art has been featured in hundreds of exhibitions and publications in Australia and around the world.
We are proud to be associated with Alperstein Designs who are a wonderful, authentic Australian owned and run company supporting local artists and their communities. They ensure royalties from the sale of products goes back to local artists and art centres.
Alperstein Designs has collaborated with North Queensland aboriginal artist, Sheryl J Burchill – to bring her beautiful Wurarr-wurrarr (Dragonfly) Collection to life.
Sheryl’s Kuku Yalanji Name is Walbul-walbul, meaning ‘Butterfly’. Her language group is Kuku Yalanji & Kuku Nyungkal; and her traditional lands in north Queensland, Australia include Mossman, Daintree, Shipton’s Flat, and China Camp.
Sheryl’s artwork is represented in local, national and international collections.
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