Yawkyawk (spirit woman), Kunmadj (pandanus mat) and dog

‘I like lino, print my design and doing different way to print my lino, different colours and different way. I print lino Yawkyawk (spirit woman) and Andjolpo. This was an old lady and she create that language and the world before. I also print also Rolk (maggot), my mother design cause I’m the Djunkay (land manager) for her.’  Janet Marawarr 2020

This is a beautiful piece of cloth printed by hand in Maningrida.  Janet’s layout breaks away from a traditional block printed lino. Yawkyawk, kunmadj and other symbols dance loosely together in a harmonious repeat pattern.

Blue, black and white tones on a red base cloth.