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'Parlini Purungupali Jilamara (old bark design)' 2018-07-09

2m, hand screen printed fabric


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Before Tiwi had linen & canvas, paintings were made with ochre on Stringybark. Stringybark is only harvested in the wet season, without the moisture it is too hard to harvest. 

Our Jilamara textiles are hand screen printed by a team of 4 printers, in the Nancy Henry Ripijingimpi screenprinting studio at Jilamara. Each meterage is unique and will most likely have one or two bush touches (a little Milikapiti earth, a smudge of ochre etc). We hope these imperfections remind you of where these textiles were made. We use hanky linen, 100% cotton and a cotton polyester blend. Fabric is sold in 2-metre lengths. Please enquire about colourways or if you have something else in mind.


Cat: 46-98