Part of our beautifully curated Indigenous collection, this stand-out fabric tells a journey of Yarripiri. Beautifully painted by Warlukurlangu artist Sharoline Nampijinpa Frank, the beautiful hues of blues that feature in the fabric leave it easy to style with any outfit!
The place depicted in this painting, Ngama, is located south of Yuendumu in the Northern Territory. This Dreaming belongs to Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. This story describes the journey of Yarripiri, an ancestral ‘warna’ (snake). He travelled from Wirnparrku near Mt. Liebig to Yimparlu, and continued its way through the territories of Ngapanangka-jarra, Warlajirryi, Kurnmundu, Yinyirrinyi on to Ngama. Later Yarripiri travelled further north via Mijirlparnta (Mission Creek) and right through to the top end of Australia. Yarripiri was very sad as his family had left him behind at Wirnparrku. He was blind and crippled, but he was determined to follow and search them out. He had to be carried. This was the job undertaken by the ‘kurdungurlu’(ceremonial police) of the Dreaming: the Nangala/Nampijinpa women and Jangala/Jampijinpa men. Where Yarripiri's tail slumped and touched the ground creeks were formed, such as Mijirlparnta, west of Yuendumu. Yarripiri tracks and paths are often represented by arc shapes or curved lines depicted across the canvas.
Olivia ties are created with our offcut fabrics so vary in length and width. They are approximately 3cm wide x 20-30cm long. This product is designed as something to use in thin hair or for those who prefer bows! Simply add to your ponytail as a ribbon-like tie, onto a hair band as a bow, bobby pin as a clip or purchase one of our headbands to turn into something your little ones without hair can wear!
Please note that Olivia comes as a single item with the option of a hairband. Wanting to use as a headband? Make sure you add an “Olivia Tie headband” into your cart!
Each and every item from Inspired By Ruth is handcrafted with love. We take great care in making our products, however, due to the handmade nature of them each piece may vary slightly in size and pattern. We aim to show you these variations via the placement of multiple items in our photos.