Brown Mina Mina Shorts
Brown Mina Mina Shorts
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Brown Mina Mina Shorts

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The Mina Mina Dreaming Shorts provide all-day comfort and practicality for a summer of fun.

Enjoy lightweight, breathable fabric and a longer design for maximum coverage. Stay cool all season long with these summer-ready shorts. Featuring a side leg pocket and back pocket for those extras boys need to carry around. Elastic waisted for easy wear and comfort.

Made from 100% cotton. Available in sizes 12, and 14 only.

Artwork by Warlukurlangu artist Pauline Napangardi Gallagher

"This 'Jukurrpa' (Dreaming) comes from Mina Mina, a very important women's Dreaming site far to the west of Yuendumu near Lake Mackay and the WA border. The 'kirda' (owners) of this Dreaming are Napangardi/Napanangka women and Japangardi/Japanangka men - the area is sacred to Napangardi and Napanangka women. There are a number of 'mulju' (water soakages) and a 'maluri' (clay pan) at Mina Mina. In the Dreamtime, ancestral women danced at Mina Mina and 'karlangu' (digging sticks) rose up out of the ground. The women collected the digging sticks and then travelled on to the east, dancing, digging for bush tucker, collecting 'ngalyipi' (snake vine [Tinospora smilacina]), and creating many places as they went. 'Ngalyipi' is a rope-like creeper that grows up the trunks and limbs of trees, including 'kurrkara' (desert oak [Allocasuarina decaisneana]). It is used as a ceremonial wrap and as a strap to carry 'parraja' (coolamons) and 'ngami' (water carriers). 'Ngalyipi' is also used to tie around the forehead to cure headaches, and to bind cuts.
The women stopped at Karntakurlangu, Janyinki, Parapurnta, Kimayi, and Munyuparntiparnti, sites spanning from the west to the east of Yuendumu. When they stopped, the women dug for bush foods like 'jintiparnta' (desert truffle [Elderia arenivaga]). The Dreaming track eventually took them far beyond Warlpiri country. The track passed through Coniston in Anmatyerre country to the east, and then went on to Alcoota and Aileron far to the northeast of Yuendumu and eventually on into Queensland. In Warlpiri paintings, traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa and other elements. In many paintings of this Jukurrpa, sinuous lines are used to represent the 'ngalyipi' (snake vine). Concentric circles are
often used to represent the 'jintiparnta' (desert truffles) that the women have collected, while straight lines can be used to depict the 'karlangu' (digging sticks).

Locally hand made on Dharawal country, on the South Coast of New South Wales.

100% Owned and operated Aboriginal business.