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Silk Scarf – Barramundi by Annette Lormada

$199.00 inc. GST

An exquisitely finished 100% silk satin with hand rolled edges and double sided printing. More information about artist and subject below.

Our scarves come in a beautiful gift box and include an Artist’s card detailing the artwork meaning.

Dimensions: 108cm x 106cm

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Artist: Annette Lormada

This painting depicts Martuwarra – the expanse of the Fitzroy River that flows down through Noonkanbah where Annette Lormada grew up. The painting tells the story of the barramundi, a species native to the area, who painted themselves up and danced for ceremony. The small concentric circles represent the fishes’ air bubbles, that break on the river’s surface as they dance. Kalpurtu (creator serpent-type being) said to have created the barramundi, lives in the surrounding rockholes.

Lormada and the people of Martuwarra mimic the ceremony of the barramundi, dancing as the fish do, in an increase rite to ensure the abundance of the fish at the site.

Lormada says, ‘We copy it and sing for that story too…Barramundi lives in any water, but in the river it’s good to eat, I love eating barramundi’.


Manufactured by One of Twelve – an Australian organisation that showcases the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia Pacific region. We are dedicated to celebrating and contributing to the art sector of this region through the production of high quality, silk garments that depict collaborating artists work. These unique pieces are each accompanied by an artist card, detailing the maker’s work and practice.

Royalties on sales are paid to the artists/their families.