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'Shield' fabric by Penny Evans - Price is $210 per metre (Roll width varies from 136-139cm)

Penny is a talented Gomeroi artist based in the Northern Rivers, NSW. Penny is widely known for her ceramic practice but works across multiple mediums including mixed media works on paper and now fabrics.

"My individual identity & identities as a broader issue for all people living here, and particularly those of us connected here prior to and from the time of first contact, are of great interest to me. My work is an homage to my grandfather, great grandmother and their individual life struggles as Aborigines in a climate of virulent racism in Australia. My art practice is healing and my work is often a mapping of my personal psychological and spiritual development." - Penny Evans

Dali Dyalgala is a special fabric range collaboration between Koskela and First Nations artists. Spanning the Tiwi Islands, Northern Rivers and Northern Territory, this project truly highlights the adaptability, breadth and depth of artistic expression in the First Nations design industry. 

Dali dyalgala is a Darug phrase meaning to embrace. A fitting reflection of the coming together of six female artists across the country from various language groups and cultures. The choice to use Darug language ties the project back to Koskela as we pay respects and acknowledge our local language of the Eora people. Dali dyalgala is a gesture of reconciliation, to embrace one another and work together to make positive change.

Koskela licensed the artworks directly from the artists and art centres to develop a range of unique colourways for each. Dali dyalgala presents a new opportunity to create income streams for First Nations artists and is an exciting addition to Koskela’s fabric range.

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Shield Linen Fabric by Penny Evans - dali dyalgala (by the metre)


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Product information

Design: Shield
Artist: Penny Evans

This design is available in five colour ways and two linen base cloths - Euro Oyster Linen & Belgian natural Linen.

Roll Width: Varies from 136-139cm.

Fabric Specs:
Euro Oyster Linen
Pure Linen
22K+ rub count (Martindale)
Origin UK

Belgian 533 Natural Linen
Pure Linen
32K+ rub count (Martindale)
Origin Belgium

Care instructions :
- Hand wash or machine wash in cold water with mild detergent 
- Some fading may occur over a period of time when exposed to direct sunlight (best to suggest drying in shade)
- Spin dry fast. Do not soak. Do not bleach. 
- Hot/warm iron
- Air dry or tumble dry 

The specified lead time applies to metro locations throughout Australia. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee this lead-time for customers living in non-metro areas and Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. For customers in these locations our customer service team will provide you with an accurate lead-time once you place an order.

Throughout the Made-to-Order process we will keep you updated via email on the progress of your order. Koskela’s customer service team is also available if you have any questions.

Lead time for Shield Linen Fabric by Penny Evans - dali dyalgala (by the metre) is currently: 6-8 weeks

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Contact us for store pick up: info@koskela.com.au
*Local Delivery Flat rate $15; free for orders over $300
Shipping Flat rate $15; free for homewares orders over $150
International Shipping NZ $25; INT $80

*Local Delivery is only available for Sydney metro (within 20km of postcode 2064). Koskela is delivering local deliveries every Monday.

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