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Alice Dixon – Rockholes 40cm

$59.00 inc. GST

Feature fabric designed by Aboriginal artist Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon and hand-printed in Australia.

Alice was a member of Ikuntji Artists, an Aboriginal owned non-profit art centre located in Haasts Bluff, Central Australia.

 

Description

  • Size: Cushion cover: 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
  • Fabric: Linen (front) and cotton (back)
  • Colour: The base fabric is black and the inks are blue and green and as shown in the photos. The reverse fabric is plain black.
  • Invisible zip

Design: This design by Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon depicts Takupalangu west of Kintore. This is Uta Uta Tjangala’s country, which he has painted throughout his career. Nampitjinpa paints her father’s country of rockholes (puli) and sandhills (tali). There is plenty bush tucker – mangilpa, which are little black seeds around. The road to Kiwirrkurra passes Takupalangu on the side.
Alice describes the big swamp of Takupalangu, in her Fathers country. Takupalangu is filled up with bush vegetables called mungilpa. When Alice was a small girl she travelled this country with her family. Her mother used to collect mungilpa and pummel it into dough which she made into damper. It is also a good place for hunting bush meat as the swamp is surrounded by rock hills.

Made from fabric hand screen printed in Australia by Publisher Textiles, Sydney.

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

The artist’s family is paid royalties for every metre printed.