Face Mask | MCA x Ikuntji Artists | Kuruyultu by Eunice Napanangka Jack | Red | Assorted Sizes

These beautifully structured face masks have been lovingly handmade using screen-printed fabric designed by Eunice Napanangka Jack from Ikuntji Artists in Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory. Designed to sit away from your mouth to make breathing easier (and masks more stylish) - they consist of 3 layers (outer: screen printed linen Tencel, non woven middle, cotton lining). A metal nose splint and adjustable elastic on the ears allow you to fit the mask snuggly to the curves of your face.

This design depicts Eunice's father?s Tjukurrpa (Dreaming). It shows the country at Kuruyultu, near Tjukurrla in Western Australia. Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit, Aboriginal art centre. It is situated in the community of Haasts Bluff (Ikuntji), and has a board of seven First Nations directors all of whom live and work locally. The fabric is printed by hand in small batches in order to ensure the highest quality and longevity. These unique masks are exclusive to the MCA Store and are a fantastic way to show your support for this Aboriginal Art Centre while looking stylish!

Note: As each mask is handmade the pattern placement is always unique.  If you would like to see some photos of which masks we currently have in stock please pop a note on your order at checkout or email us at store@mca.com.au and we will do out best to accommodate your preference. 

Fabric Care: Gentle cold hand wash only.
Available in three different sizes:
(Please note the photo shows a size L)
Small is good for late teens, ladies, smaller faces.
Nose to Chin: 13.5cm
Width: 21.5cm (without ear straps)
Side height: 7cm
Medium is perfect for most adult heads and men.
Nose to Chin: 16cm
Width: 24cm (without ear straps)
Side height: 7cm
Large is good for people with bigger faces, or men with beards
Nose to Chin: 17.5cm
Width: 24cm (without ear straps)
Side height: 7.5cm

This limited-edition clutch bag has been lovingly handmade using screen-printed fabric designed by Eunice Napanangka Jack from Ikuntji Artists. Hand printed in Australia in small batches on quality cotton. Wear your favourite artwork and proclaim your support for Aboriginal Art centres.

A shining example of cross cultural, fair trade collaboration ? your purchase supports the Aboriginal artists of the remote community of Haasts Bluff, NT and women from across the countryside of Cambodia. Ikuntji Artists is a member-based, not for profit, Aboriginal art centre. It is situated in a remote community 3 hours drive west of Alice Springs.

Size: 21.5 x 16cm
Fully lined
Zip closure
Storage pockets for six cards
Fabric designed and made in Australia
Bags handmade in Cambodia
To view the full range of Ikuntji items click HERE

Note: The placement of the print on each handmade bag is unique and wonderful.

Artist information: 


Language: Luritja, Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi
Community: Haasts Bluff
Artwork themes: Hairstring of my Father's Country, Mungada (Bush Tucker)

Now an important woman in the community Eunice is well known for her hunting skills, dancing and traditional law knowledge. Eunice started painting with the opening of the Ikuntji Women?s Centre in August of 1992. Prior to that during the 1970s she assisted her husband Gideon Tjupurrula Jack who was painting at Papunya Tula.

Eunice?s paintings are interpretations of her country near Lake Mackay. She uses layers of colour to build up a vision of the bush flowers and grasses. Amongst this landscape Eunice?s personal stories are told, either of the travelling of her tjukurrpa ? the Bilby ? or the people who once lived in the area. Her father was Tutuma Tjapangarti, one of the first men to paint for Papunya Tula. Eunice also paints his country, which includes Tjukurla, Tjila, Kurulto and Lupul. Her mother was from the Walpiri side of Lake Mackay ? Winparrku ? in Western Australia. A brilliant colourist, Eunice?s Hairstring, Tali (sandhill), Mungada (apple) and wildflower paintings display great talent and dedication to her profession and traditions. Her Hairstring works are made up of thousands of varied colour strokes, representing the hair being rolled on women?s thighs to make bags and clothing. Her Mungada (apple) works hold myriad dusted mauve circles overlaying the ground of varicoloured-feathered brushwork.

Highly collectable, Eunice is represented in leading galleries worldwide.


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