• Artwork:Rainbow Serpent
  • Artist:Portia Napanangka Michaels
Aboriginal Designed Scarf

Rainbow Serpentby Portia Napanangka Michaels

The original painting inspiring this silk scarf is titled Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa or Rainbow Serpent Dreaming. The Dreamtime story is about Lappi Lappi, a permenant fresh water source in the rocks of Warlpiri country. Lappi Lappi is the home of a mythical rainbow serpent called Warnayarra.

  • Artist:Portia Napanangka Michaels
  • Title:Rainbow Serpent
  • ID:MFAS010020
  • Medium:Print on Silk
  • Size:135 x 135 cm
  • Region:Yuendumu, Central Australia


Portia Napanangka Michaels comes from Yuendumu Community approximately 300km from Alice Springs in Central Australia. Portia paints regularly with Warlukurlangu Artists, an Aboriginal art centre located in Yuendumu Community. She paints her Dreaming - Lappi Lappi Jukurrpa which is rockhole near Lake Hazlett in Western Australia. Her artworks are rich with colour.

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