The Jilamara Cushion features the work of Indigenous artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi of the Tiwi Islands, NT. Jilamara is a Tiwi word that refers to the ochre patterning traditionally painted on the bodies of dancers and on carved poles during Pukumani ceremonies. Jilamara is unique to the art and culture of Tiwi Islanders.
Jean Baptiste Apuatimi (1940-2013) is internationally acclaimed as a painter, carver and printmaker. She was born at Pirlangimpi, Melville Island, NT, into the Japijapunga (March Fly) skin group. Apuatimi exhibited widely and earned significant recognition, both as an artist and a custodian of Tiwi culture.
Available in two sizes, 45cm x 45cm and 60cm x 60cm. Available with an optional feather insert.
CARE In order to capture the hand of the artist as faithfully as possible, our designs have been printed using digital methods. UV exposure will degrade all fabrics and cause inks to fade over time and therefore they should be kept out of direct sunlight where possible.
Cleaning: Brush or vacuum fabric regularly to remove dust and dirt. Do not hand wash and / or rub surface to remove marks. Dry clean only using hydrocarbons (perc free). Please allow up to 2% shrinkage on the warp.
This item is made when ordered. Please allow up to 2-3 weeks for it's production.
This product can be purchased as just the cover or with an insert (as pictured)
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