Finding the Fabric – Palngun Wurnangat Association
The Palngun Wurnangat Association is an independently-owned, Indigenous women’s organisation based in Wadeye, Northern Territory, that both provides support to women and children and creates economic development opportunities for the benefit of the women in the Thamarrurr Region.
The Ngepan Patha Women’s Centre is home to a growing number of Indigenous female artsists whose contemporary and traditional design are inspired by their surrounding Country. The Wadeye women are creating beautiful artworks stunning fabrics ans exquisite traitional woven pieces.
Palngun wurnangal means strong woman working together
Artist – Marlene ‘Narbi’ Miler from Mardinga Country. This is ku munne (sting ray). You can spear them out at sea and they are good bush tucker.
Ellen ‘Thulugu’ Tcherna from Perrederr Country. This design in ku kullerrhurrk (brolga). I see lots of these during da mirrangan (the dry season) out on the mud plains in my Country. They are always flying, singing and dancing.
Artist – Georgette ‘Miderrngi’ Nilco from Thindi Country. This shows my totem ku menti (sea turtle) and tumtum (egg). They are both good bush tucker and I can’t eat ku menti because it is my totem.
Link that you may like: www.palngunwurnangat.wordpress.com