Kakadu Plum hand cream
A luxurious hand cream made with creamy vitamin-rich goats milk and Kakadu Plum extract, this beautifully presented hand cream features licensed art work by the late Alma Granites, a celebrated artist from Yuendumu in the Northern Territory.
Made in Australia with nourishing shea butter and precious argan oil for maximum moisture, this hand cream comes in a convenient 100ml size and presented in a matching gift box for ease of gifting.
Grown across Northern Australia, Kakadu Plum has been used for centuries by Aboriginal Australians for its natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Naturally containing 100 times more Vitamin C than oranges and five times more antioxidants than blueberries,* Kakadu Plum is fast becoming a must-have native superfood, adding a skin-nourishing benefits and an apple-citrusy scent to this beautiful hand cream.
About the Artist
Alma Nungarrayi Granites (1955-2017) was a Warlpiri woman from Yuendumu, North-West of Alice Springs on the fringes of the Tanami Desert. She married after finishing school, looking after her three children while her husband, Robin Japanangka Granites – a well known artist, regularly travelled overseas.
Alma studied at Bachelor College and worked as an Assistant Teacher at Yuendumu school, where students were not only taught to read and write both English and Warlpiri but local elders would regularly attend classes to teach children important cultural and history lessons. This sparked Alma to dive deeper into cultural learning, and enrol in adult education classes learning a range of art, design and craft approaches.
Influenced by her growing cultural knowledge, Alma stopped working as a teaching assistant in 1987 and started painting at the arts centre. It wasn’t until the mid-2000s however that her fluid rhythmical style came to the fore as she gained the confidence to experiment with composition and painting techniques while remaining respectful to her Warlpiri culture. Her work often references the night sky and includes detailed cultural references to song lines and Jukurrpa dreaming stories.
Alma’s work is held in collections around the world, including the South Australian Museum, Holmes a Court Collection, Artbank Australia, the Burkhardt-Felder Museum – Switzerland, and the ARTCOL Collection, Seattle. Her most recent exhibition was “Mother, daughter, granddaughter: Three generations of Yuendumu Artists” in 2009 at Kingfisher Gallery in Perth. Her family members continue to paint their culture at Warlukurlangu Artists.
Made in Australia by Alperstein Designs – a member of the Indigenous Art Code and the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia. Not tested on animals.
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist’s family and community.
*Source: Kakadu Plum Co - a social enterprise celebrating Indigenous culture and Australian native ingredients www.kakaduplumco.com