- Handknotted in Tibetan Wool and Silk
- Designed in Australia
- Made in Nepal
- Stock size 240 x 240cm
- 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.
PINKALARTA is based on artwork by Alma Webou. This piece is named after her birthplace in the Great Sandy Desert. She led a traditional existence until the early 1970s when severe drought forced the Yulparija people to move to Bidyadanga on the coast. Alma said, “Pinkalakara is the place I was born and grew up; this is my mother’s country. This country has lots of mayi (bush food). I lost my mummy and sister here.” Alma cried when she painted Pinkalarta. Many of her family died as a result of the droughts in this country.
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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
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
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.