Pikarong

Yulparitja

- Handknotted in Tibetan Wool and Silk
- Designed in Australia
- Made in Nepal
- Stock size 200 x 300cm
- Custom size available, including hand tufted versions

 

The YULPARITJA collection translates the work of five key artists from the Bidyadanga Indigenous art movement. Their work highlights their recent history by combining their desert heritage with their saltwater experience: desert iconography is portrayed in the rich blues, greens and reds of the coastal landscape. Designer Rugs is honoured to have been given the opportunity to interpret the work of these artists to create this vibrant collection of handknot rugs.

PIKARONG is based on artwork by Lydia Balbal. Lydia's country is near Punmu in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. Her people's existence was threatened by severe drought so that they had little choice but to leave their traditional country. Piti is the Mangala word for the underground creeks that traverse the Great Sandy Desert. The linear under painting woven across these paintings are the piti as well as the walking and hunting tracks. These work like emotional veins, which underpin the complex, dotted surface she overlays in her signature flickering dot style.

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Stock Sizes
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Pikarong can be customized to suit your space – choose your size, shape, construction and materials to create a one-of-a-kind rug.

No custom colours are available for this design.

Our talented team will walk you through every step of the custom made process to ensure your vision is realised.
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Size + Placement

When you buy a new rug, you’re making an investment in your home, your space, and your style, and you want it to look perfect in your room.

In addition to finding a rug that compliments the style and function of your space and your own personal taste, you’re also going to want to account for considerations of size, shape and placement.

We’ve created a simple guide to consider when making your rug purchase.

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Care + Maintenance

We advise professional cleaning for all our rugs.

Vacuum regularly - we do not recommend using rotating or
brush head vacuum cleaners on any of our rugs, or vacuum
cleaners with a very strong suction.

Clean spills immediately. Never rub a spill, instead blot any
liquids with a dry absorbent white cloth or white paper towel. If
in doubt, please seek professional advice from our Preferred
Cleaner Network.

Do not steam clean or dry-clean your rug, and avoid harsh
chemicals. Our rugs are not machine-washable.

Direct sunlight will cause fading - avoid direct exposure to
sunlight.

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Delivery Information
We deliver our rugs all over Australia, and can also ship internationally. Shipping costs are dependant on your location and the size and weight of your rug.

Please contact us for an estimate.
Additional Information
Designer Yulparitja
Colours Multi-Coloured, Red
Pile Height 8mm
Rug Dimensions 200 x 300cm
Country Of Origin Nepal
Find a Showroom
Sydney509 Parramatta Road
Leichhardt NSW 2040
Melbourne565 Church St
Richmond, VIC 3121
Brisbane154 Arthur Street
Fortitude Valley QLD, 4006

The Designers

In 1999, a young man from Bidyadanga, a coastal Aboriginal community 180km south of Broome, entered the Short St. Gallery. He shyly declared that his name is Daniel Walbidi and he would like to become an artist, after which he placed four small paintings on the desk. These works showed extraordinary potential.

Short St. Gallery presented a generation of Bidyadanga’s elders with an opportunity to work with art materials for the first time.

Using acrylics on paper and canvas, the Yulparija artists produced work of an extraordinary style, therefore marking the beginning of the Bidyadanga art movement. Their work highlights their recent history by combining their desert heritage with their saltwater experience: desert iconography is portrayed in the rich blues, greens and reds of the coastal landscape.

Designer Rugs is honoured to have been given the opportunity to interpret the work of 5 of these artists to create this vibrant collection of handknot rugs.

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