Mainie Modal Scarf | Fire & Rain
The Mainie Modal scarf collection offers a colourful array of eye-catching wearable art pieces that will effortlessly transform the routine pairing of fashion staples like a cotton t-shirt with a pair of blue jeans into a super chic look.
Twist, knot, tie, belt, or bow, an infinitely versatile Mainie Modal scarf can be worn in almost any manner of ways to put your own personal style stamp on everyday wardrobe basics.
Made from a natural plant-based textile, these exquisite wearable art pieces are designed especially for socially conscious fashion lovers who are seeking ecologically sustainable alternatives to animal-derived products such as silk and wool.
The Artwork Story
The Fire & Rain design is based on an original painting by traditional Warlpiri artist, Phyllis Napurrurla Williams and depicts the Ngapa Jukurrpa, an ancient Warlpiri Water Dreaming story about how smoke from a fire rose into the sky and formed a large storm cloud. A bird picked up the storm on its wings and carried it over the desert country. When the storm became too heavy for the bird to carry, it fell to the ground as rain. Water is the essence of all life to the desert-dwelling Warlpiri people. The coming of the rains at the end of the long dry season is a recurrent theme of many important Warlpiri ceremonies and Dreaming stories.
Royalties are paid to the artist with every item sold
Materials: Digitally printed, 100% Modal
Dimensions: 25cm wide by 170cm long
The Artwork Story
Ngapa Jukurrpa (Desert Rain Dreaming)
Resplendent in the glorious, sun-drenched colours of the Australian Outback, Bessie Nakamarra Sims’ original artwork reflects the unique beauty of the desert homelands of her Warlpiri ancestors and the Dreaming stories, which have been handed down to her through many generations over tens of thousands of years.
The original painting depicts the Dreamtime Story of how smoke rising from a fire formed a large storm cloud. A bird carried the storm cloud to the west where it fell to the ground as rain. Ngapa means water in the Warlpiri language.