Better World Arts Wool Rug featuring Tjulpun-tjulpunpa (Wildflowers) by Daisybell Tjalumi Kulyuru
Artist: Daisybell Tjalumi Kulyuru
Daisybell was born in Pukatja (Ernabella) in 1971 in the APY Lands in northern South Australia. She has previously worked at Ernabella Arts and she learnt to paint award winning canvas and batik after finishing school. Daisybell’s artwork themes include bushtucker, and traditional imagery. She has worked at Ernabella School as an Aboriginal Education Worker and now lives with her two children and travels between Adelaide and Ernabella.
Design Story: Daisybell describes this painting as Walka – any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, on rock or on sand and can have cultural significance. This painting depicts tjulpun tjulpunpa or wildflowers from the bush. They can be seen in all forms throughout the lands, especially after the big rains fall.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Do not put place/use in direct sunlight or colors may fade. To clean – careful hand-wash in warm water using a wool detergent. Can be ironed on a wool setting.
About the Better World Arts chainstitch kilim products These beautiful, unique textiles are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool, each is a completely handmade piece. A more empowering way to work, this brings many direct benefits to the artists’ and their community. Control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained. Purchase of these products guarantees a direct return to the Aboriginal artist and their community.