Mick recently finished a cloak commission for Nairm Marr Djambana - an Aboriginal community organisation based on the lands of the Bunurong / Boonwurrung Peoples in what is now called Frankston.
Check out our You Tube Channel for a Video of the Making of this beautiful cloak. (we will soon have a shortened version of this video available)
Here is some more information about the Nairm Marr Djambana Gugra Design. Gugra means possum skin cloak in Taungwurrung language.
The cloak has seventeen panels – each panel represents stages in a person’s life, from being born and their life experiences and stories.
1. Bunbunarik / Bubup - Child/baby
2. Liwik - Ancestors
3. Ngarrnga Bagungga - Gathering knowledge
4. Gerr - Learning how they belong and relationships
5. Gulinj / Bagruk - Becoming a Man/Woman
6. Bunjil the Wedge-Tailed Eagle – our creator, and one of the two totems of the Kulin People
7. Waang the Crow / Raven – Protector and one of the two totems of the Kulin People
8. Right of Passage – Girl to Woman Marram Da-Gruk or Boy to Man Gimbobuk
9. Right of Passage – Girl to Woman Marram Da-Gruk or Boy to Man Gimbobuk
10. Kulin Dhumba-k - Stories of the Kulin
11. Kulin Biik – Kulin Country
12. Dhumbi-Njaar – Story Holders
13. Dhumbi-Njaar – Story Holders
14. Bagruk Munga - Woman's Business
15. Bagruk Munga - Woman's Business
16. Gulinj Munga – Mens Business
17. Gulinj Munga – Mens Business
The coloured sections represent the person's particular elements of their story that are the possibilities and what the story of their life becomes.
Made for: Nairm Marr Djambana
Made by: Ngarga Warendj Dancing Wombat
You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/NgargaWarendj