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  • Title: Murranga – bush potato
  • Artist: Dino Wilson
  • Region: Tiwi Islands
  • Art Centre: Jilamara Arts and Crafts
  • Medium: Silkscreen on black hanky linen
  • Collection: Jilamara Arts and Crafts
  • Dimensions: 135cm wide
  • Price ($AUD): $140 per metre

Artwork Story

Muranga is the male name for a long yam. The long, cylindrical yam may be eaten raw or roasted. It is traditonally eaten after the Kurlama (initiation) ceremony in February, March & April.

 

These textiles are hand screen printed on hanky linen by a team of four printers, in the Nancy Henry Ripijingimpi screen-printing studio at Milikapiti on the Tiwi Islands. Each meterage is unique and will most likely have one or two bush touches (a little Milikapiti earth, a smudge of ochre etc). These imperfections remind you of where and how these textiles were made.

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