Elaine Warnatjura Lane x Alperstein Designs – Linen Dress

Catalogue Number: 177872



Exclusive release of linen dress by Alperstein Designs featuring the artwork of Nora Nyutjanka Davidson and Elaine Warnatjura Lane. The dresses are 100% linen and Australian made! Size range availability is 8-14 keeping in mind that it is an A-line, loose fit perfect for summer! Each dress is unique in the part of the artwork that features on each dress is slightly different. Dress it up or down with a belt and your favourite accessories. Remember to tag us on Instagram @papulankutjaartists wearing your Nora or Elaine dress and other Alperstein collaboration designs!

The featured artwork by Elaine is, ‘Wati Kutjara’;

This is the story of two powerful magicians who came to the Ngaanyatjarra Lands from far away to the west;

‘These two men are always together, always camping together. They do all sorts of tricks when they travel across the lands as they stop from place to place. When they reached ‘Wirtapi Wara’ (Long Black or Blackstone Range) they argued about which way to go around. One went around the south side and the other the north side.

At a distance it seemed they didn’t recognise each other or perhaps they were just pretending not to recognise each other! It is also said that at Papulankutja they tricked each other by changing their appearance at the same time so they had no chance to recognise each other. The name Papulankutja comes from the Ngaanyatjarra word meaning, ‘to stare without recognising each other’.