Ink color: Orange and Cream
Base cloth color: Black
Composition: Cotton (?)
Width: 145 cm
Weight of base cloth: 172 gsm
The artist is paid royalties for every metre printed.
Design: This design by Zakius Jack shows the ‘Wilkinkarra Story’.
The design shows the artist’s father’s country, Lake Mackay. It tells the story about a large bushfire coming from the east turning the land into a lake. The circles in the paintings stand for water holes scattered around and the lines between are the tracks of animals looking for water.
Ikuntji Artists: the first art centre established by women in the Australian Aboriginal Western Desert Art Movement. Already in the 1980s women began painting in Haasts Bluff in the aged care facility. They had been instructed by their husbands and fathers, and they had often assisted them in completing their paintings. By the early 1990s these women artists decided to pursue setting up their own art centre. Ikuntji is an Aboriginal owned, non-profit Aboriginal Corporation.
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Fabric care instructions:
Gentle cold/ warm hand wash. Do not bleach, warm rinse well, do not tumble dry, cool iron only, dry cleanable (P).