Untitled Scarf by Katarra Butler Napaltjarri

$190.00 AUD

Scarf featuring an untitled artwork by Katarra Butler Napaltjarri

This product includes a card detailing the artist’s work and practice.


About the artwork:

Katarra Butler’s untitled painting depicts designs associated with the site of Tjukurla in Western Australia. During ancestral times, a group of women gathered at Tjukurla to perform the ceremonial songs and dances associated with the area. While there, the women spun hair to make ceremonial nyimparra (hair-string skirts), before travelling towards Kintore. As they travelled, the women gathered large quantities of the edible fruit known as pura or pintalypa (bush tomato) from the Solanum chippendalei shrub. The women also collected mangata (quandong) from the small tree Santalum acuminatum, and kampurarrpa or bush raisins from the shrub Solanum centrale. The various bush foods foraged by the women are represented by the numerous small circles in this painting.

Katarra’s work is characterised by her striking use of colour and loose, fluid brush strokes. The artist’s bold use of fiery tones and sherbet pastels is tempered by the black underpainting in this work, her energetic linework evoking the rhythmic movement of bush foods foraged by many hands.


About the artist: 

Katarra Butler Napaltjarri was born in the desert near the current location of Tjukurla community, circa 1946. She grew up in the bush and was living at a place called Muramuta, before being transported by truck to Papunya in 1966. She later returned to her traditional homelands following the establishment of Kintore, Kiwirrkura and Tjukurla communities during the early 1980s.


About the supplier:

One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that produces high-quality silk garments showcasing the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia-Pacific region. Read more


Product details: 

Size: 1400 x 16 x 700 mm

Materials: 100% silk satin

Designed in Australia


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