Fabric: printed linen/cotton (front) and unprinted cotton (back)
Color: the base cloth is ‘duck egg blue’ and the inks are turquoise and white. The back of the cushion is black.
Purchasing items made from hand-printed fabric supports Aboriginal artists (who get a royalty) and also creates a livelihood for the printers and sewers.
Please note that each cushion is unique and the placement of the design is different and wonderful on each item. The fabric was made into cushion covers by Mrs Pichreay our fair trade partner in Cambodia.
The ‘Owl’ design was created by Artist Marlithen ‘Roberta’ Kinthari. The design of the Owl or Ku Mangul in local language Murrinhpatha has been one of Palngun Wurnangat’s most popular designs over the years.
Art centre: Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation known as Wadeye Women
Palngun Wurnangat Aboriginal Corporation (PWAC) is an independently owned Indigenous women’s organisation based in Wadeye (Port Keats), Northern Territory. Palngun Wurnangat means ‘women all together‘, or ‘all the women here‘ in Murrinhpatha – the main shared language of the Thamarrurr region. PWAC manages a range of community-based initiatives designed to preserve and promote Indigenous culture and tradition, whilst fostering self-sustaining enterprises run by and for Indigenous people.