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This throw is part of a collaboration between Koskela, Slowdown Studio and Tangentyere Artists; a limited edition run of 50 Blankets.
Koskela has a long and respected history of Indigenous Design Collaboration and Social Impact work with Indigenous-owned organisations. After much research and consultation, we approached Tangentyere Artists, an Alice Springs based not-for-profit Aboriginal owned Art Centre that represents the breadth and depth of Central Australian cultural diversity. Tangentyere Artists Provides a platform from which artists can express themselves, their lives and cultural values, while enriching their community wellbeing and family livelihoods.
The works of three very special senior Warlpiri, Pintupi and Luritja artists, Emma Daniels, Linda Syddick and Wentja Morgan were chosen to create three limited-edition blankets. These three blanket designs represent the culture and country of the artists and their community and feature elements of Papunya and Karrinyarra country.
This blanket was designed by Wentja Morgan. Wentja Morgan (deceased), grew up west of Kintore in her father's country, located in the Gibson desert. Wentja is the daughter of one of the founders of the Desert painting movement, Shorty Lungkata Tjungarrayi. Wentja mostly paints Tingarri and Kapi Tjukurrpa, the iconography for which has been handed down to her by her father. Her work has been exhibited in leading Australian and international exhibition, including the 2003 exhibition 'Masterpieces from the Western Desert', in London.
These blankets act as functional artworks that can be displayed in homes, hung or framed on a wall and enjoyed indoors or outdoors. These blankets are an exciting opportunity to connect a treasured item for the home with the vibrant designs of the world's oldest continuous living culture.
Slowdown Studio woven blankets are proudly made in the USA from cotton, grown, spun and woven in North Carolina.
Dimensions: 137 x 178cm
Materials: 100% Cotton
Store Pick Up: Not available
*Local Delivery: Free
*Local Delivery is only available for Sydney metro (within 20km of postcode 2018). Koskela is delivering Monday-Thursday.