PUBLISHER – YAWKYAWK (YOUNG WOMAN SPIRIT) – METALLIC
Our iconic yawkyawk design by Sonia Namarnyilk; a four screen design that is so beautiful that it is often used for wall panels.
SCALE OF ARTWORK: 1400 x 700mm,
Designed in 2012
Yawkyawk is a word from the Aboriginal Kunwinjku language, meaning ‘young woman’ and ‘young woman spirit being’.
Sometimes compared to the European notion of mermaids, yawkyawks are usually depicted with the tails of fish. They have long hair, associated with trailing blooms of algae, typically found in Arnhem Land streams and rock pools.
Hand Printed by Publisher Textiles, Sydney. 100% Natural cotton canvas