A little piece of Australian wearable art.
This sterling silver bangle has a photo-anodised aluminium piece depicting part of a Goanna Dreaming painting by Ruth Nungarrayi Spencer.
The painting tells a story of a group of Warlpiri women sitting in a circle when a Wamaru man from the Japangardi people came up to them. He took one of the women with him up the hill where they made love. The earth then turned to a yellow and white ochre and the man turned himself and all the women into goannas. The ochre is still found on top of the hill and is used for love magic and ceremonial decoration.
This Australian bangle is a medium fit with an internal circumference of 20cm. The aluminium insert is 10mm wide and the bangle is very lightweight.