KUNKURRA LINEN EURO SHAM
100% French flax linen euro sham.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Kunkurra, 2015 ©Janet Marawarr / Licensed by Copyright Agency
These images are not to be reproduced without the approval of the licensor.
This work depicts the kunkurra, the spiralling wind associated with several sites in the Kardbam clan.
The artwork has two stories. First, it shows the kinds of mini-cyclones common during the wet season in Arnhem Land. Secondly, Kunkurra relates specifically to a site called Bilwoyinj, near Mankorlod, on Janet’s husband’s clan estate. At this site, two of the most important Kuninjku creation beings, a father and son known as nakorrkko, are believed to have hunted and eaten a goanna. They left some of the goanna fat behind at the site, which turned into the rock that still stands there today.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Janet is a talented linocut and screen print designer. She regards textile design as an opportunity to work with colour and a new method to express her djang (ancestral creator stories).
As well as her artistic work with Bábbarra Women’s Centre, she works for the Maningrida Night Patrol, a community safety service.
Janet’s ancestor spirits are Mandjurlukkun (Wild black berries), and Dadbe (King brown snake).