Sample size is approx 14cm x 20cm.
Warrnyu Dhawu (Flying Fox Story) – Olive Cotton Drill – SAMPLE
Print: Warrnyu Dhawu (Flying Fox Story)
By Roy Burnyila
From Bula’Bula Arts
Fabric Width: 145cm
Fabric Weight: 195gsm
Hand printed in our studio in Leichhardt as a 4 colour print on 100% cotton drill.
Suitable for: Clothing, curtains, lampshades, tablecloths, craft, soft furnishings, light upholstery
Back in the Creation time, Warrnyu (Flying Foxes) once lived like men, in the cave at the place called Kurrki Warrnyu Yirri Djaringal. Back in the Creation time, Warrnyu (Flying Foxes) once lived like men, in the cave at the place called Kurrki Warrnyu Yirri Djaringal (they also lived in caves called Wadatilmurr & Gurngurmirrngu). Warrnyu lived in these caves for many years and then one day Djanyarr (The Dog) an ancestral being in the form of a man, came along. He was looking around for a place to live. Djanyarr heard the sound of a Flying Fox screaming. He went down to the cliff and he pushed the rock and the water came out at the Ganalbingu place called Gurrkawakarrmurr. He then went into the cave and into the sacred hole, frightened all the Flying Fox away. When he went into the hole he left his dilly bag in the tree and went out on the other side of the sacred cave and left the spear and the woomera. He sat there for a long time. The Dog made three streams and the water went inside the cave. Two of these streams are good drinking water. In the middle it is a sacred water. No-one drinks from the middle of the stream. Children, men, women, young boys or girls are not allowed to drink from the middle of the stream. If they drink the water from the middle of the stream they will get grey too early.
At Kurrki Warrnyu Yirri Ngilaya Djaringal, the Flying Fox made himself into a young man.