Parrot Fish Scarf

$160.00

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In 2017 Anindilyakwa Arts launched their first Bush Dye fashion collection, including plant dyed garments along with accessories woven from reclaimed ghost nets and recycled textiles such as earrings, bags and baskets on the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair ‘Country to Couture’ catwalk. Every year since, artists have been creating an annual fashion collection to be debuted at this event that has come to attract national and international audiences.

Collaborating with Darwin textile artist Anna Reynolds, Warnumamalya artists now also incorporate digital textile designs into their fashion collection pieces. Elements from each artist’s artworks, country and culture are photographed then manipulated in design software to create an exclusive design.

In 2021 this concept expanded to an exclusive digital printed scarf range, printed on a selection of beautiful silks.

“The parrot fish and his wife lived near at Numbarana in the SW corner of Bickerton Island. Becoming disatified with their camp the fish dug a hole through the land and escaped into the sea. At the proper time tthe men of that totem travel to Numbarana and singing take sand from the circle of stones and throw in the direction of territories. Afterwards the fish created from the sand will travel to each named locality.. The parrot fish {Yembirrkwa} represents the Jaragba also the Bara / Wurrabadalumba clan who lived at Ayawurra on Bickerton Island.The fish mate and lay eggs on a coral tree which attracts small coral fish to feed on the eggs. These fish live in deep sea around the rocky shores. Parrot fish are fat when the wet season comes; when the Stringy barks stop flowering they are finished”.

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Medium: Silk Georgette

Size: 110cm x 110cm