Cushion made by Deka with beautiful 'Watiya Tjuta' fabric in white and black colourway by Ikuntji.
Size: 50 x 30cm
Fabric: Ikuntji Watiya Tjuta, white on black. Screen-printed by hand on tencel linen (70% tencel, 30% linen). Made in Australia.
Colour: white on black tencel linen.
Artist: Mitjili Napurrula
In this design Mitjili Napurrula depicts her fathers Tjukurrpa, the ceremonial spear straightening in Uwalkari country (Gibson desert region). The Watiya Tjuta (Acacia Trees) are the trees that are used to make these spears. Uwalkari country is abundant with Watiya Tjuta, as well as sand hills and other plants. Mitjili paints the motif of the Watiya Tjuta, carrying on the recurring motif as her mother used to draw in the sand. Her mother passed on this Dreaming to her.
Can be purchased with or without polyester insert for shipment within Finland. For international shipments we will sell cover only.
Price with insert: 72€
Price without insert (cover only): 64€
To purchase cover only, enter coveronly as the discount code on checkout to receive the 8€ discount.
Fabric care instructions: Remove insert. Gentle cold/warm hand wash, do not bleach, warm rinse well, do not tumble dry, cool iron only, drycleanable (P)
About Ikuntji Artists:
Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. It was first established in 1992, after a series of workshops, and under the influence of the then community president, the late Esther Jugadai. The art centre was initially set up to fulfil the role of women’s centre providing services such as catering for old people and children in the community. After first experiences made in printing T-shirts, the artists began producing acrylic paintings on linen and handmade paper, which quickly gained the attention of the Australian and international art world as well as earning the centre an impressive reputation for fine art. The focus changed from a women’s centre to an art centre in 2005 with the incorporation of the art centre as Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation.
Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in many national and international galleries and institutions. Their art is famous for bold colour choice, decisive brush strokes and a long legacy of internationally renowned artists.
About Ikuntji fabrics:
The textile design project first began in (2016) when Ikuntji Artists started translating paintings into textile designs through screen-printing. The resulting collection of bold evocative prints sets Ikuntji Artists as the first Art Centre in the Central Desert to release its own textile collection. The designs tell the story of intergenerational art and design, spanning generations from senior and established artists to emerging next generation artists. The artists draw their inspiration from their personal ngurra (country) and Tjukurrpa (Dreaming). The designs are unique to Central Australia, particularly the sandhills, waterholes, jagged mountains and sandy plains of the West Macdonnell Ranges region.