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2 m length of medium weight 'Hanky Linen' which is 55% linen and 45% cotton 138 cm wide The base cloth is Indigo blue. The ink colors shown in the photo are accurate. This hard wearing fabric has good handle, resists creasing and is ideal for clothing and homewares. Printed by Reuben and Daniel 9.12.17
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All our fabrics are designed and hand-printed by our members in our workshop in Gunbalanya in West Arnhem Land, NT.
The designer: Gabriel Maralngurra Gabriel has been one of the driving forces of Injalak Arts since its beginnings as an Adult Education course in screenprinting in 1986. An accomplished artist, Gabriel has many skills including painting, screenprinting on tshirts, posters and fabric. Gabriel attributes much of his artistic education to Thompson Yulidjirri (dec).
The design: Female Mimih spirits are depicted in this dynamic design. According to the Kunwinjku people Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid are rarely seen by humans. Often seen in the rock art of West Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, usually shown with hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks. Mimih spirits do many of the same things people do, and according to the artist the Mimih spirits in this design are “just having fun”, chatting, dancing and singing.