Untitled Tie by Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri
Tie featuring an untitled artwork by Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri.
This product comes in a gift box and includes a card detailing the artist’s work and practice.
About the artwork:
Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri’s untitled work depicts designs associated with the sacred site Wilkinkarra (Lake Mckay), north-east of the remote community Kiwirrkura in Western Australia. During mythological times, a large group of Tingari men commenced their journey at this site. They travelled in a large circle, before finally returning to Wilkinkarra. This story forms part of the Tingari Song Cycle, a closely guarded mythology the specifics of which are known only to initiated Pintupi. In general, the Tingari were a group of ancestral beings who traversed the country, creating and transforming its features through their adventures.
Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri’s distinct style references the iconography of men’s body decoration, specifically those used in the in the ceremonial performance of stories from the Tingari Song Cycle. The mesmeric quality of Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri’s paintings is unsurpassed, and his striking work has captured the attention of collectors and institutions the world over.
About the artist:
Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri was born at Tjuurlnga in the Angas Hills east of Kiwirrkura, circa 1959. Warlimpirrgna is a member of the famous ‘Pintupi Nine’ – a small family group living in the remote Western Desert who made headlines when they first encountered settler Australians in 1984. Throughout his early life, Warlimpirrgna Tjapaltjarri lived a traditional lifestyle, ‘chasing clouds’ – following the rain to survive in the heat of the desert. Following his first contact in 1984, he and his family moved to Kiwirrkura, where he has remained for most of his life.
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
Dimensions: 107 x 110 x 82 mm (box)
Materials: 100% silk satin with cotton padding and silk lining
Designed in Australia
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