Indigenous art is a sacred form of storytelling. Captivating in their vibrancy and ancient symbolism, Aboriginal artworks convey a deep connection to the land, and express indigenous wisdom and beliefs. As there was no written language for Aboriginal people, symbols were used over thousands of years to pass important cultural stories down through the generations.

At ISHKA, we recognise not only the inherent beauty of indigenous art, but its cultural and spiritual significance. This is why we are very proud to release an exclusive collection of scarves featuring original artwork by Aboriginal artist Stan Yarramunua. And who better to showcase this incredible range of scarves than Stan's very own daughters! 

Delicately handpainted and digitally printed on soft viscose fabric, this collection features four original scarf designs. Each is inspired by traditional Aboriginal culture and represents a spiritual connection to the land. 

 

Emu on the Milky Way

In Aboriginal culture, the emu represents freedom and the kangaroo represents wisdom. This artwork depicts an emu and kangaroo coming together on a spiritual journey. 

stan yarramunua aboriginal scarf emu on the milky way

stan yarramunua aboriginal scarf emu on the milky way

stan yarramunua aboriginal scarf emu on the milky way

stan yarramunua aboriginal scarf emu on the milky way

 

Goanna - Journey for Love

This original design depicts the goanna, that represents journey, and the turtle, that represents love. Here, the goanna and the turtle come together to protect the water in the Milky Way.

stan yarramunua art scarf goanna journey for love

stan yarramunua art scarf goanna journey for love

stan yarramunua art scarf goanna journey for love

 

The Land

In Aboriginal culture, the emu represents journey, the turtle - love, the platypus - wisdom, and the fish - freedom. This artwork shows a coming together of these animals to protect all life-sustaining water on earth.

stan yarramunua art scarf the land

stan yarramunua art scarf the land

stan yarramunua art scarf the land

stan yarramunua art scarf the land

 

Wings of an Angel in the Milky Way

In this artwork, you’ll see the wings of the angels spread across the Milky Way, protecting the life cycle of the traditional people and animals of the land.

stan yarramunua art aboriginal scarf goanna

stan yarramunua art aboriginal scarf wings of an angel

stan yarramunua art aboriginal scarf wings of an angel

 

Goanna

This original design represents a goanna on a journey across the Milky Way, protecting sacred totems and life-sustaining water.
stan yarramunua art aboriginal scarf goanna

stan yarramunua art aboriginal scarf goanna

stan yarramunua art aboriginal scarf goanna

Shop the ISHKA scarf collection here. Big thanks to Merinda and Allira for their kind participation in this shoot! x

Artist Stan Yarramunua is from the Wathaurong region of Melbourne, and is the founder of Art Yarramunua Galleries in Melbourne and Daylesford. To find out more about Stan and his artwork, you can visit his website Art Yarramunua.

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