Silk Tie | Kulyakartu Ngurra by Wokka Taylor | One of Twelve

This stunning 100% Silk Tie features the artwork Kulyakartu Ngurra by Wokka Taylor. A perfect gift of wearable art to adorn your neck, upstyle your hair, or hang on the wall in that special space.

Wokka Taylor, a Martu man, was born circa 1939 in the far north of the Martu homelands near Kulyakartu. A respected senior Martumili artist and Martu Elder, Taylor works as a Parnngurr Ranger, drawing on his ecological and cultural expertise in caring for Country. Taylor’s extensive knowledge of Martu Country has seen him contribute to culturally important collaborative works alongside fellow Martumili artists. Such works are intimate renderings of Country, often depicting the Martu native title determination, an area of over 136,000 km2 to which the Martu were awarded exclusive native title rights. These collaborative works are characterised by their astonishing ecological complexity, describing Martu Country in incredible intricacy from its subterranean layers up.

Kulyakartu Ngurra depicts significant site in the far north of the Martu homelands. During pujiman (traditional, desert dwelling) times, Taylor and his family travelled to Kulyakartu in the wet season to take advantage of the vast grassy planes that made for excellent hunting. Taylor’s signature style features densely layered dot work that flows rhythmically across the canvas, suggesting warm winds moving gently over sandhills or soft desert grasses. In this work, Taylor lovingly traces sinuous blue lines that snake their way across the plush grasslands of Kulyakartu, conjuring images of subterranean waters that support the fragile biodiversity of this site.

One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that showcases the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia Pacific region. They are dedicated to celebrating and contributing to the art sector of this region through the production of beautiful, wearable art in the form of vibrant, 100% silk ties. These ties a produced through working directly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres, whose important, empowering work is essential to their communities. Every artist that collaborates with the organisation receives royalties from your purchase.

Material: 100% silk satin with cotton padding and silk lining
Presented in a beautiful gift box
Accompanied by a card, detailing the artist’s work and practice.

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