Wedge Tailed Eagle Dreaming Bandana
Its NAIDOC Week from 8th - 15th November here in Australia. NAIDOC originally stood for ‘National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee’. This committee was once responsible for organising national activities during NAIDOC Week and its acronym has since become the name of the week itself. Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This years theme is Always Was, Always Will Be. which recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week here at Black Pepper, we have released our Indigenous Artwork Collection. The Wedge-Tailed Eagle Dreaming Bandana is the artwork of Glorine Nungarrayi Martin.
The Warlawurru Jukurrpa (wedge-tailed eagle dreaming) belongs to two places called Wakurlpa and Yuwarli, both to the north of Yuendumu. At Yuwarli, the site which is shown here, a Warlawurru made a ‘mina’ (nest) in a tree and laid two ‘ngipiri’ (eggs). From this place the ‘warlawurru’ (wedge-tailed eagle) would fly around searching for prey, up to the size of young kangaroos and emus. ‘Warlawurru’ (wedge-tailed eagle) would also travel to Ngatirri, near Purturlu, looking for food. The custodians for the Warlawurru Jukurrpa (wedge-tailed eagle dreaming) are Japaljarri/Jungarrayi men and Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. This Jukurrpa is an important part of the initiation ceremonies for young men of the Japaljarri and Jungarrayi. In Warlpiri paintings, traditional symbols are used to represent the Jukurrpa and particular sites. In paintings depicting this Dreaming, ‘warlawurru’ (wedge-tailed eagle) nests are typically represented by a concentration of circles and their ‘ngipiri’ (eggs) and ‘wirliya’ (tracks) are often shown as symbols representations of these.
Black Pepper Dogwear acknowledges the traditional owners of the country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, culture and community. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. To learn more about NAIDOC week visit www.naidoc.org.au
- The fabric is made of 100% Cotton and the backing fabric is 100% Cotton Poplin.
- Natural cotton makes this bandana breathable during summer and pawfect for those energetic doggo activities.
- The natural fibres are gentle on your puppies skin.
- This bandana is suitable for both puppies and dogs.
- The Black Pepper fabric labels are made of 100% Polyester with up to 50% recycled yarn.
- This dog bandana is tie up, so it can be worn with or without a collar.
- The long ties make it easier to dress the more wriggly dogs that can't sit still.
- Once tied up to the right size, the bandana can easily slip on and off over the dogs/puppy's head without a fuss.
- All our bandanas are individually handmade with love and care, right here in Brisbane, Australia.
- All bandanas have an additional zig zag stitch to prevent fray and then stitched again around the outside to ensure they are sturdy for all activities.
Please see our Sizing Chart page for measurements of our bandana sizes and approximate neck measurements to assist you with finding the perfect fit for your furry furiend.
Please also view our Product Care page for cleaning instructions.