Ngarlikirlangu Muslin Wrap
Ngarlikirlangu Muslin Wrap
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Ngarlikirlangu Muslin Wrap

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A beautiful cotton muslin wrap and is a beautiful multi-purpose wrap ideal for swaddling and wrapping bubIf you are looking for gifts they are perfect for baby showers and as a newborn baby gift.

Wrap your gorgeous little one in this soft muslin wrap for their birth announcement to the world. Pure and natural lightweight breathable fabric that is velvet soft on your baby's skin. 

Stunning all over print of Ngarlikirlangu by Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher will have heads turning and can be a great conversation starter around Aboriginal culture and your support for Aboriginal business. 

Features include:

  • A large 130cm x 100cm in size (approx.)
  • Lightweight & breathable
  • Ideal to wrap baby as a swaddle
  • Multi-use. Baby swaddle, lightweight blanket, pram cover/ blanket, comforter, nursing shield, change mat
  • Machine washable 

Some customers have used this as a scarf, or head wrap or even a light shawl. Make it your own statement.

You do not need to iron as the fabric is meant to have a slight crinkle. 

This item is manufactured in Australia on Dharawal country and comes from a 100% owned and operated Aboriginal business. 

This is not a toy. Use only under adult supervision. Remove headwear when putting baby to sleep.

Safe sleeping recommendations

It's recommended to do the following things to help ensure your baby sleeps safely.

  • Always place your baby on their back to sleep. Never put them on their tummy or side.
  • Keep your baby’s face and head uncovered.
  • Keep your baby’s environment smoke free before and after birth.
  • Make sure your baby has a safe sleeping environment night and day.
  • Sleep your baby in their own safe sleep space in your or a caregiver’s room for the first 6 months.
  • Breastfeed your baby if you can

Ngarlikirlangu by Ricardo Jampijinpa Gallagher

This painting depicts a 'yankirri Jukurrpa' (emu Dreaming) from a place called Ngarlikurlangu, approximately 50kms north of Yuendumu. The 'kirda' (owners) of this Dreaming are Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men.

This Jukurrpa tells the story of a 'yankirri' (emu) and a 'wardilyka' (bush turkey). 'Yankirri' lived at a soakage to the west called Warnirripanu (or Walangkamirirri), while 'wardilyka' lived at a soakage to the east called Parirri.
The emu and bush turkey used to go around the country picking 'yakajirri' (bush raisins) and mashing them into 'kapurdu' (fruit balls) to save in their nests for later. However, they were jealous of each other - the emu thought that the bush turkey was picking the best and juiciest 'yakajirri', and was leaving him with only the sour 'yakajirri'.

The emu went to the bush turkey's nest to the east while the bush turkey was out hunting and smashed up the 'kapurdu' that the bush turkey had saved there. When the bush turkey returned, he found his smashed 'yakajirri' balls and realized that the emu had destroyed them. He went to the west to confront the emu and when he found him, they got into a big fight. The bush turkey eventually flew away to the north, leaving behind the smashed 'yakajirri' balls.

This practice of making 'kapurdu' (fruit balls) is a traditional Warlpiri method of storing 'yakajirri' - in the old days, people used to dry the 'yakajirri', grind them up with a rock in a coolamon, mix them with water and form balls from them, and cover the 'kapurdu' with red ochre so they would keep.

Today at Ngarlikirlangu we can see round, red rocks which are the 'kapurdu' that the emu smashed up. There is also a dance for this 'yankirri' (emu) Jukurrpa that is performed during mens' initiation ceremonies. A number of other Jukurrpa are also located at Ngarlikirlangu, including 'wardilyka Jukurrpa' (bush turkey Dreaming), 'yardijiinypa Jukurrpa' (meat ant Dreaming), and 'pirntina Jukurrpa' (woma or Ramsay's python [Aspidites ramsayi] Dreaming). Lots of 'yakajirri' grow around the Ngarlikirlangu area today.