EDITION RUG 'Walka' design by Iwana Ken

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EDITION RUG 'Walka' design by Iwana Ken

500.00

Limited Edition Rug #9/100

146 x 88cm

Hand dyed, chain stitched wool finished with a heavy cotton backing. This rug is born of a cross cultural collaboration between Aboriginal artists and traditional Kashmiri weavers through Better World Arts.

The design for this rug from an original painting by Iwana Ken. The style of art is known as 'Walka'. Walka refers to any meaningful mark or pattern and is a 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 artists' use of colour and image construction. The imagery is influenced by culture and land from which it draws it's origins. Specific titles, however, are seldom given to 'walka' artwork.

Purchase of this rug directly benefits the artists and their communities. Control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained.

Text courtesy of Better World Arts

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