Linen Tea Towel– Margot Gurawiliwili Design

This pure linen tea towel is printed with a two colour screen design, and has the names for bush foods in eight different Maningrida languages.

Djenj dja Komrdawh (fish and snake-necked turtle) design story:

“My country is called Mankorlod. It is near the rock country. My dreaming is komrdawh (northern snake-necked turtle), the one I painted in my design. I like to eat komrdawh, it tastes really nice. We catch them in dry and wet season near Mankorlod. This is my first ever design, and I only have one design. I painted it with brush at Babbarra Women’s Centre, and I feel proud when people print and share my design.”

The vines depicted in this screen print are used by women to weave and create fibre sculptures. They grow naturally on the floodplains in Arnhem Land. The northern snake-necked turtle and freshwater fish depicted are popular bush food. Margot is also a talented weaver, skilfully weaving pandanus into colourful baskets and dillybags.

This artwork has been sold.