Watiya Tjuta Fabric by Mitjili Napurrula
Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit, Aboriginal art centre. It is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji).
In this design Mitjili Napurrula depicts her fathers 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.
This fabric has been screen printed by hand by Published Textiles and Papers, ensuring the highest quality and longevity.
This sale is for 2 metres of fabric.
Black ink on Tencel Linen (70% Tencel, 30% Linen) 172GSM
About the printers:
Publisher Textiles & Papers is one of Australia’s leading print houses. Focused on producing original patterns through traditional hand-screen printing methods we create bold and colourful textiles, hand printed wallpaper, clothing and fabric.
Our fabric is printed in small batches and is available in pre-cut lengths on the website, which we update regularly. For larger quantities, please email us to discuss pre-orders.
Fabric care instructions: Gentle cold/warm hand wash, do not bleach, warm rinse well, do no tumble dry, cool iron only, drycleanable (P)