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Fabric – The Old Days – Janet Forbes

$55.00$198.00 inc. GST

This fabric is based on an original painting by Janet Nyunmitji Forbes, an Aboriginal artist from Papulankutja (Blackstone) in the Ngaanyatjara Lands of Western Australia.

Digitally printed on organic cotton in Australia. Excellent weight for clothing, accessories and some homewares.

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Description

  • Composition: Classic Cotton – organic (more info at bottom)
  • Width: 140 cm (52 inches)
  • Weight of base cloth: 140 gsm
  • The artist is paid royalties for every metre printed
  • Produced by Flying Fox Fabrics under license in collaboration with Papulankutja Artists

Title: The Old Days

Janet is remembering the old days when family groups would travel across the lands living a traditional way of life hunting and gathering food. She said they wore no clothes back then and babies were born in the bush. They would walk everywhere from water hole to water where they knew water could be found especially in summer or when there was a drought. She has depicted a place called Warutjarra where people used to live.

Papulankutja Artists is a community-based, not-for-profit Aboriginal Corporation governed by a committee of elected members.

It evolved out of the Women’s Centre where painting had been encouraged as an activity for both men and women since the mid 1980s. With the Aboriginal art market taking off it became necessary to establish a legal framework to protect the artists and their entitlements. Papulankutja Artists was born in 2003 and a year later registered as an Aboriginal Corporation with the members governing the art centre. After five year struggling to find a home Papulankutja Artists moved into a purpose built art centre in 2009. The art centre also works with artists in Mantamaru (Jameson), a community 75kms to the west.

The fabric: Classic Cotton is made from organic yarn and woven in a satin finish. The fabric has a smooth surface with a sheen across it and a bright white point making it an excellent fabric for printing. Classic Cotton is a versatile fabric that produces a soft hand feel and gentle drape. Perfect for all types of clothing, accessories and selected soft furnishings.

Printed by: Next State Print in Melbourne

Fabric care instructions:
Gentle cold/ warm hand wash. Do not bleach, warm rinse well, do not tumble dry, cool iron only, dry cleanable (P).

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Length

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