Dress | Kuruyultu by Eunice Napanangka Jack | Ikuntji Artists

This newly released, 1960s inspired "Doris Day" shift dress is an easy to wear, comfortable everyday dress (with pockets!) featuring the 'Kuruyultu' by Eunice Napanangka Jack. This flattering A-line shape finishes just above the knee and features mid length sleeves and two scoop side pockets.

This dress is available in very limited quantities.

Treat this handmade garment with love and it will love you back! Cold machine wash, drip dry in shade, warm iron. Avoid the tumble dryer and dry cleaner.

Three colour pink print on 100% cotton jersey. Printed by hand at Publisher Textiles
in Sydney.

Please note being handmade there may be some print variations, making each garment unique.


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

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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