Jilamara - Orchre

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11cm x 8cm sample

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Jilamara by Cornelia Tipuamantumirri
Artist; Cornelia Tipuamantumirri

Hand Screen Printed Eco Linen
The Melville Island Collection
Artwork Story: Jilamara
Colour: Orchre



- Hand screen printed
- Usage: Soft Furnishings and Upholstery
- Composition: 100% Eco Linen
- Weight: 370gsm
- Printed roll width: 137cm
- Repeat height (Jilamara): 70cm
- Repeat height (Rokini): 80cm
- Abrasion resistance for print colour change: 10,000 cycles, Martingale Method (AS2001.2.25.2-2006)
- Abrasion resistance for print colour change obvious: 20,000 cycles, Martingale Method (AS2001.2.25.2-2006)
- Abrasion resistance for base cloth: 40,000 cycles, Martingale Method (AS2001.2.25.2-2006)
- Colour fastness to light for print (5-7)
- Colour fastness to light for base cloth (5)
Please note that these are hand screen printed fabrics made to order and a 6% colour variation must be allowed between printing runs.

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Postage on sample swatches are free.
Shipping on meterage is calculated based on your shipping address.

Jilamara Story

The Tiwi people of Bathurst and Melville Island, have a distinct culture and they share a visual language known as jilamara (design) based on the innumerable configurations of mulypinyini pwanga (lines and dots). These designs are individually conceived and may be used in ceremony, body painting and artworks.

Please note that despite our best efforts colourways shown on screen may not render with complete accuracy. Sample swatches are available.

Cornelia Tipuamantumirri

Country: Imalu Point

Dance: Jarrikalani (Turtle)

Cornelia Tipuamantumirri was born adjacent to the present day barge landing at Pirlangimipi, around 1930. When she was a young woman she would assist young weavers to acquire skill and knowledge in this art form.  She would also teach the young ones traditional Tiwi dance. Cornelia Tipuamantumirri married Steven Tipuamantamirri as a young lady and has one child, a daughter, Dolores Tipuamantamirri. Cornelia Tipuamantumirri also helped raise a young boy from Peppimenarti, Harry Wilson, who was part of the Stolen Generation sent to Pirlangimpi and later married the well known Peppimenarti artist Regina Wilson. Cornelia Tipuamantumirri uses the kayimwagakimi for her work, dipping the comb-shaped carved ironwood into her ochre palette; shades of pinks and yellows to portray the reflections of her long life lived on the Tiwi Islands. Reflections also, of the skyes’ lights on the surface of the Arafura Sea.