Introducing Otto Jungarrayi’s Collection

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Otto Jungarrayi is the custodian of Jukurrpa stories of the Yiwarra (Milky Way Dreaming) passed to him by his father, the painter Paddy Japaljarri Sims. These stories relate the songlines of his ancestral Country at Kunajarrayi and Yanjilpirri.
Some of Otto’s Jukurrpa stories include Yiwarra, Yanjirlpirri, Warlu, Warna, and Ngarlkirdi (Milky Way, Star, Fire, Snake, and Witchetty Grub).

Star Dreaming Red

“Preserving Jukurrpa”

Sunzi Star Dreaming Red
SHOP COLLECTION

 ‘Star Dreaming’ collaboration between Otto Jungarrayi Sims & Elissa Nampijinpa Conoscente

This ‘Star Dreaming’ collaboration is about friendship and it’s pathway.

Otto Jungarrayi is responsible for safeguarding the Yiwarra (Milky Way) Songlines and Jukurrpa stories (Dreaming stories). By sharing these stories with Elissa Nampijinpa he has introduced her to the concept of Ngurra-kurlu, the home within, and the 5 key elements of the Warlpiri culture. Country, Law, Language, Ceremony, and Skin (or Kinship). Ngurra-kurlu is the heart of central desert cultures, a complete cosmology and philosophy for living in harmony with nature.

Star Dreaming Orange

“Preserving Jukurrpa”

Sunzi Star Dreaming Orange
SHOP COLLECTION

 ‘Star Dreaming’ collaboration between Otto Jungarrayi Sims & Elissa Nampijinpa Conoscente

This ‘Star Dreaming’ collaboration is about friendship and it’s pathway.

Otto Jungarrayi is responsible for safeguarding the Yiwarra (Milky Way) Songlines and Jukurrpa stories (Dreaming stories). By sharing these stories with Elissa Nampijinpa he has introduced her to the concept of Ngurra-kurlu, the home within, and the 5 key elements of the Warlpiri culture. Country, Law, Language, Ceremony, and Skin (or Kinship). Ngurra-kurlu is the heart of central desert cultures, a complete cosmology and philosophy for living in harmony with nature.

Star Dreaming Black

“Preserving Jukurrpa”

Sunzi Star Dreaming Black
SHOP COLLECTION

 ‘Star Dreaming’ collaboration between Otto Jungarrayi Sims & Elissa Nampijinpa Conoscente

This ‘Star Dreaming’ collaboration is about friendship and it’s pathway.

Otto Jungarrayi is responsible for safeguarding the Yiwarra (Milky Way) Songlines and Jukurrpa stories (Dreaming stories). By sharing these stories with Elissa Nampijinpa he has introduced her to the concept of Ngurra-kurlu, the home within, and the 5 key elements of the Warlpiri culture. Country, Law, Language, Ceremony, and Skin (or Kinship). Ngurra-kurlu is the heart of central desert cultures, a complete cosmology and philosophy for living in harmony with nature.