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Chainstitch Rug "Tjukula" By Maringka Burton

Postage Includes Insurance to Australian Destinations

Striking chain stitch rug 4 ft x 2.5 ft depicting "Tjukula" By Maringka Burton - Iwantja Arts

The Anangu people have special ties to totemic sites in the area and paint their connection to it.
Artists use symbolism from their own individual Dreaming path, single and concentric circles, animal tracks and straight and curved lines.
Wavy lines may depict travels of their ancestral beings.
These rugs are made under Indigenous cross cultural and fair trade arrangements to benefit the artisans of the both worlds. Royalties from the sale of this product go to the artist.
Approx size - 2.5' x 4' (76 x 122cm)

Language: Pitjantjatjara
Region: Ernabella, South Australia
Dreaming: Tjukula

Maringka Burton was born in the bush at Kaliumpil, a rock hole and traditional camping area in Western Australia. Maringka's parents died when she was a little girl and she was raised by the artist Anmanari Brown and members of her extended family.
She spent much time with her brothers. She started school at Warburton in WA but she ran away and traveled with her brother to Ernabella in SA.
After a while they moved to Fregon where she finished her schooling and began teaching.
Later she got a certificate in health and worked at the Irrunjtyu community clinic. She now works mainly at Kanpi in SA.
Maringka's works are held in a number of major public and private collections. She and Jimmy Baker were represented in the the inaugural National Indigenous Art Triennial Culture Warriors exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.
She often paints the desert landscape in bright green colours and contrasts it against red and ochre to depict landforms. She also uses layers of contrasting colours to show the detail of the desert in full bloom.

“I am a senior lady at Iwantja, and I began working as an artist a long time ago. Me and Mrs Singer were the first women artists here. I help look after the art centre and go to the big meetings for them. I also enjoy singing and I traveled to sing in the ceremony for the Sydney Olympic Games.
My father was a special Ngangkari (traditional healer) and he taught me about healing; now I am Ngangkari too. I do lots of work for the women’s council, I’m always working and supporting Anangu women.
As artists and as a community, we should always do more work with the young people, making things together and teaching them about the old ways, always remembering country, this is a good way.”

How do I know it’s authentic?

The labels are an indication of whether the product is authentic or ‘copycat’. They are a secure way for consumers to know that the art, craft, souvenirs and other work is the authentic product of either an Indigenous creator or is collaboration between Indigenous creators and others and not a ‘rip-off” The benefits of purchasing products with the correct labelling are:

The artists will receive a fair return on sales from their art
Consumers will recognise products originating from Aboriginal people who are speaking in the proper way about their stories
Visitors will learn more about the different Aboriginal traditional and contemporary styles of art and stories from across Australia
It will prevent further exploitation of Indigenous Arts and Crafts.

What to look for:

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A description of the work of art and product
Identify the Artist/s or Art Centres
Identify their origin, tribe or location
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Postage Includes Insurance to Australian Destinations

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