The screen printed design tells the story of collecting kunngobarn (Pandanus spiralis shoots) and was created collaboratively by Lynne Nadjowh, Selina Nadjowh, Priscilla Badari and Merill Girrabul at the Injalak Community Arts Centre in the Northern Territory.
We have turned these beautiful prints into throw cushions featuring bright backing colours in velveteen and a wool/poly.
About this design;
“This design tells the story of collecting kunngobarn (Pandanus spiralis shoots) to weave utilitarian, decorative and ceremonial objects. Kunwinjku women have made natural fibre objects for thousands of years, as can be seen in the rock art of the West Arnhem region. Kunngobarn (soft growing shoots of the pandanus) are pulled from manbelk (pandanus palm). A hooked stick called manmarli is used, shown below the palm. Next to this is a kunbalkbu (digging stick) for digging up “kala”, the generic word for plants used to dye the pandanus. Depicted here are mandjurndum, (orange roots of Pognoglobus reticulatus bush), wirdilwirdil, (red bulb of Haemadorum breviculae grass), and windilk, (seeds of Haemodorum coccineum). Rocks are used to pound the kala prior to boiling it with the stripped pandanus. Finally a coiled basket and woven mat are shown.”