Theo Hudson Umbrella
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community.
The inside of this umbrella features artwork by Theo Faye Nangala Hudson from Warlukurlangu Artists. This clever brolly folds in reverse so you can continue enjoying the beautiful print when it is folded down.
- Artwork by Indigenous artist, Theo Faye Nangala Hudson
- The artist receives royalties for every sale
About the Artwork
‘Pikilyi Jukurrpa' (Vaughan Springs Dreaming)
Pikilyi is a large and important waterhole and natural spring near Mount Doreen Station in Central Australia. Pikilyi Jukurrpa (Vaughan Springs Dreaming) tells of the home of two rainbow serpents, ancestral heroes who lived together as man and wife. The woman 'rainbow serpent' was of the Napanangka skin group, the man was a Japangardi. This is a taboo relationship contrary to Warlpiri religious law. Women of the Napanangka and Napangardi subsection sat by the two serpents, picking lice from them. For this service, the two serpents allowed the women to take water from the springs at Pikilyi. This was because the serpent were the 'Kirda', or ceremonial owners, for that country. The spirits of these two rainbow serpents are still at Pikilyi today.
Established in 1985 Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation is a not-for-profit organisation that is 100% Aboriginal-owned by its artists from the remote desert communities of Yuendumu and Nyirripi in Central Australia. Warlukurlangu Artists is famous for its gloriously colourful 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. Warlukurlangu means ‘belonging to fire’ in the local language, Warlpiri, and is named for a fire dreaming site west of Yuendumu.