Authentic Aboriginal Coasters - Wantja Art
Designer: Koori Curriculum
IWANTJA ARTS and crafts at Indulkana is 8km from the main Stuart Highway in The Anangu Pitjantjatjra Land of South Australia. Established in the 1960's - 12 square metres of a rocky ridge, fenced off on Granite Downs Station for the 'Black Camp' because it was seen as not good for anything else. People are mainly Yankunytjatjara. In 1981 artists were shown lino printing, which they took to readily, being similar to wood carving from artefacts. Imagery reflects the environment, people's interaction with it, dreaming stories, body marks for ceremonies and much more, portraying the rich observational kaleidoscope of life as it is for the Anangu Aboriginal person. Freed from only natural pigments Artists now explore colour with energy and skill, closer depicting the observed landscape. Original Prints are held in many collections and galleries throughout Australia.
Australian Made (TM)
Length: 11.5cm, Width:10.5cm