Murdie Nampijinpa Morris - Indigenous Art Paper Star

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A colourful paper star featuring Indigenous art. This decoration has a gold thread so you can hang it on the Christmas tree or around the home. Combine with our other Indigenous art star designs for a unique and vibrant Christmas display. It also makes a lovely gift with a candle and some Fairtrade chocolate.
  • Paper star Christmas decoration
  • 25cm
  • Art designed by Indigenous artist, Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
  • The artist receives royalties for the use of their artwork
  • Thread loop for hanging
  • Fair Trade
  • Handmade in India

    Please note:

    • This star will arrive flat packed. Simply fan out the star and fasten with the string and toggle.
    • The placement of the artwork on each star is unique, therefore the star you receive may be slightly different to what is depicted in the photo.

    About the Artwork

    In this Dreaming story, two dog ancestors, a Jampijinpa and a Napangardi, travelled from the west to the east. At Tapu (a rockhole), the two dogs separated. The female dog, Napangardi, went to the south. The male dog, Jampijinpa, went to the north. Eventually he became lonely and howled for Napangardi in the south. She came running to him, and they married each other at Ngarnka. They wore men’s and women’s marriage headdresses, and Jampijinpa painted himself with white clay for the ceremony. The two dogs continued running east, before arriving in Warlaku (Ali Curung). Many other dogs were living in Warlaku when they arrived. There were many families of dogs, mothers and fathers and children and uncles all living together. Jampijinpa and Napangardi made a burrow to rest in and started a big family of dogs there. They chose to stay in Warlaku and live with all the other dogs. In this way, the ‘malikijarra Jukurrpa’ (two dogs Dreaming) tells the story of proper conduct in families and marriages.

    Better World Arts

    Better World Arts facilitates cross cultural art projects between Aboriginal artists in Australia, and artisans in India. The Aboriginal artists are paid royalties for their designs, and the artisans in India work in conditions that encompass the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, including receiving a fair wage, working in safe conditions, and ensuring there is no child labour or forced labour.

    Read more about Better World Arts here.

    All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by our small team. We use FSC certified paper bags that are padded with recycled paper pulp. When your products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

    Postage is $12.00 flat rate, 15.00 for express in Australia, $15.00 flat rate for New Zealand and FREE POSTAGE for orders over $200.00*.

    We usually ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

    Hampers

    *When ordering more than one hamper or gift pack you will need to fill out our order form where you will then be contacted by our staff with a postage quote.

    Gift Wrapping

    We will happily gift wrap products for an extra $2. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

    When purchasing multiple products don't forget to include in your order notes if you would like the products to be wrapped separately or all together. Around Christmas time, please specify if it is a Christmas gift or not so we can choose the wrapping paper accordingly.

    Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.