Paintings of the Majardi Jukurrpa or Hair String Belt or Tassle Dreaming relate to the belt worn during ceremonies. Majardi is a belt or pubic tassel made of Purdurru (spun hair or fur) worn during traditional ceremonies. Human hair and sometimes the fur from wallabies or possums is rolled on the thigh and then spun using a Wirinkirri (stick spindle). The string is then incorporated into a skirt or pubic tassel that is worn by men or women while dancing during ceremonies. In the time of the Jukurrpa, ancestral hero women of the Napangardi and Napanangka kinship subsections were living at Mina Mina, a site of great religious significance far to the west of Yuendumu in Central Australia. The women travelled over their country performing ceremonies and dances wearing their Majardi.
This Dreaming belongs to the women of the Napangardi and Napanangka subsections and the Japangardi and Japanangka men.
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The Copyright of all images and documentation remains with Sabine Haider. The Australian Copyright Act protects all artists from unauthorised copying by giving control over original works of art to the artist by law. However depending on the use proposed, Sabine Haider from Central Art – Aboriginal Art Store can facilitate reproduction of works with the permission of the artist as we have developed close relationships over the years with many individual painters and craftspeople.
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