We are excited to share with you a brand new fabric design by Kelly Dixon! Kelly is the daughter of accialmed artist Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon.
Artwork story: Mintjinperri
This print depicts the Papa Tjukurrpa (Dog Dreaming) in Mintjinperri, located East of Kintore. Mintjinperri is Pintupi country, owned by the Nungarrayi women. Mintjinperri is a site for woman’s business, where they gather for ceremony, using leaves to brush the earth. In this Tjukurrpa the Papas are walking around, searching for Kapi (waterholes). As they walk amongst the tali (sandhills) and Puli (rocks) they leave footprints behind them. Today you can still see those footprints in the sand. This Tjukurrpa was passed down to Kelly from her mother, Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon, who received it from her mother, Panaria Nungarrayi. Panaria, Kellys maternal grandmother, is from Mintjinperri, this is her country and Tjukurrpa.
This fabric has been screen printed by hand by Published Textiles and Papers, ensuring the highest quality and longevity.
About the printers:
Publisher Textiles & Papers is one of Australia’s leading print houses. Focused on producing original patterns through traditional hand-screen printing methods we create bold and colourful textiles, hand printed wallpaper, clothing and fabric.
Fabric care instructions: Gentle cold hand wash only. Do not bleach, do not tumble dry, cool iron only.