Barbara Lane – Salt Lakes 40cm


Feature fabric design based on an original artwork by Aboriginal artist Barbara Lane, printed in Australia.

Barbara is a member of Papulankutja Artists, an Aboriginal owned non-profit art centre located in Papulankutja (Blackstone), a remote community in the Western Desert in WA.



Availability: 2 in stock

  • Size: Cushion cover: 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
  • Fabric: Linen/cotton (front) and cotton (back)
  • Colour: as shown. The reverse is black and closure is invisible zipper.

Design: Salt Lakes

Salt lakes are a feature of arid and inland Australia and range in size from small to huge. Salt lakes, also known as salt pans or clay pans, are a fundamental part of the balance between groundwater (water occurring naturally underground) and surface water, like rivers and streams.
When there are big rains the water moves across the landscape and the salt lakes fill with water, attracting bird life as aquatic species that were dormant or in egg form seasonally reappear.
As the body of water evaporates and the salt lakes dry out the surface salt and mud cracks and creates extraordinary patterns. This is what Barbara has painted. There are many salt lakes in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

Barbara is a member of Papulankutja Artists in Blackstone Aboriginal Community in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Central Australia

Made from fabric digitally printed in Australia by Next State Printing in Melbourne.

Cushion made by Mrs Pichreay as a fair trade project in Cambodia by Flying Fox Fabrics.

The artist is paid royalties for every metre printed.


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