Artist; Kieren Karritpul
Design; Fish Net
Hand screen printed on 100% natural linen.
Made in Melbourne by Social Studio
60cm x 60cm cushion cover with 25mm flange.
NOTE: This listing for cushion cover only. Vegan friendly cushion insert made from recycled bottles available to purchase instore or via phone.
This design by Kieren Karritpul depicts fish net traditionally used by the old women for collecting and catching fish and turtles from the billabongs and small creeks. The fish net is hand woven by the women from merrepen (sand palm) which is dyed in many colours from the roots, leaves and berries which the ladies collect, then hand spun into string. The fish net can take a long time to weave, making it a vital tool in supplying food and a treasured possession in generations past.
Kieren Karritpul is a Ngen’gi wumirri artist from Nauiyu Nambiyu, Daly River region. Karritpul comes from a long line of recognised artists, with his mother, older brother and aunties all engaged in active arts practice. In 2014, Karritpul won the Youth Award at the prestigious 31st Telstra Art Awards. His artwork is in the collections of NGA (Canberra), MAGNT (Darwin) and Museum of Cultural History (Norway). He is a rising star of Merrepen Arts.