7 AM 3888/06
Tjangeli George Rug 6/100 2006
Chain stitched, hand dyed wool on heavy cotton backing 1800 x 1200mm $880
The design for this rug is from an original painting. The style of art is known as 'walka'. The abstract images, enclosed within a boarder, are typical of this style which is unique to the aboriginal women artists of the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara Lands in remote, north-west South Australia.The different forms of the desert landscape have a great impact on the artist’s use of colour and image construction. The imagery is influenced by the ancient aboriginal culture and the land from which it draws its origins. Specific titles, however are seldom given tot the ‘walka’ artwork. The artistic process is instinctive and imaginative.
Tjanhili George is from Irintata Homeslands, on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara/YankunytjatjaraLands, 350km south east of ULURU. Her painting medium is acrylic on canvas with subjects relating to traditional food and the ‘walka’ abstract images a style unique to the region. Fabric is her primary medium, working with the technique of batik. Some of her pieces can be found in the National Gallery of Victoria, and the South Australian Museum