Fabric of Life
Australian Aboriginal Fabric Lampshade: Puli
AUD $ 300.00AUD $
Pendant or Floor Lamp. This oversized lampshade is handmade from hand-printed Australian Aboriginal fabric , Puli (Rockholes) fromInkuntji Artists, Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory. The linen fabric has a natural base colour with blue and aqua rock holes. Designed by Alice Nampitjinpa Dixon. Nampitjinpa paints her father's country of rockholes (puli) and sandhills (tali). There is plenty bushtucker mangilpa, which are little black seeds around. The road to Kiwirrkurra passes Takupalangu on the side. Alice describes the big swamp of Takupalangu filled up with bush vegetables called mungilpa. When Alice was a small girl she travelled this country with her family. Her mother used to collect mungilpa and pummel it into dough which she made into damper. It is also a good place for hunting bush meat as the swamp is surrounded by rock hills.