Watiya Tjuta On Black
$80.00 per metre
($20.00 per qtr metre/0.27 yard)
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White ink on black 70% tencel 30% linen.
Width: 145cm Weight: 172gsm
In this design, artist Mitjili Napurrula depicts her father's 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. Mitjili lived at an outstation close to Papunya where she continued to paint in her later years. She passed away in April 2019.
Ikuntji Artists is a member based, not-for-profit, Aboriginal owned and run arts centre located in Central Australia. Ikuntji Artists was first established in 1992, after a series of workshops with Melbourne artist Marina Strocchi, 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.
This fabric has been screen printed by hand by Publisher Textiles and Papers, ensuring the highest quality and longevity.
Matches Gütermann thread no: 000
Fabric care instructions: Gentle cold/warm hand wash, do not bleach, warm rinse well, do not tumble dry, cool iron only, dry cleanable (P)
Perfect for shirts, skirts, tops, dresses etc. Ideal for our Eva Dress, Pia Dress, Libby Aline Skirt, Helga Shirt and Kate Top patterns.
If colour matching or checking weight is essential, please order a sample online.