Pauline Woody Tiwi Island silk scarf

This stunning silk scarf showcases the art work of Indigenous Tiwi Island artist Pauline Wood, with a gorgeous design of bush flowers and native plants in traditional clay and ochre colours on a black background.

A truly unique gift that is sure to be treasured, this beautiful Australian-made scarf is 100% silk for maximum luxury, with iconic Tiwi Island designs in traditional ochre colours. Indigenous artist Pauline Wood’s stunning bush flower design captures the natural beauty of Australia’s second-biggest island (after Tasmania).

A beautiful accessory that is practical too, Pauline’s scarf adds a unique touch your wardrobe and her natural ochre and clay colours are perfect for autumn.

A gift that directly supports an Indigenous artist and showcases the talent of Tiwi artists, it comes beautifully presented in a Jilamara gift box, ready for gifting or sending to loved ones overseas.

  • 100% silk
  • Made in Australia
  • A generous 180 cm x 54 cm to keep your neck toasty warm
  • Comes in a beautiful custom gift box with information about the artist so your loved one gets to share the story behind your gift selection.
  • Licensed design means that the artist and her community benefit directly from each purchase.


About the Artist

Pauline Kerry Woody

Skin: Miyartuwi (Pandanus)
Country: Yimpinari
Dance: Jarrikarlani (Turtle)

Pauline was born in Darwin and grew up in Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu) on Bathurst Island. After completing school at St Johns in Darwin she returned to Wurrumiyanga to care for her younger siblings and started working as an assistant teacher. Following further studies at Batchelor College, Pauline returned to teach at the local primary school.

As a young woman Pauline would often call in and paint at Jilamara Arts and Craft centre when visiting family on Melville Island. Now retired and living in Milikapiti Michelle enjoys more time painting. Michelle favours painting wantaringuwi (sun) and the trees and the plant life of the Tiwi Islands in her own unique Jilamara style.

 

About the Arts Centre

In Tiwi language, Jilamara means design. The Jilamara Arts and Craft Association was established in 1989 and is owned and governed by Tiwi artists from Milikapiti community on Melville Island. Jilamara represents a talented group of Tiwi artists reaching national and international acclaim, with a distinctive style using and reinterpreting traditional jilamara using natural pigments and ochres.  

You can see more incredible Tiwi art on the Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association website

 

Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist’s family and community.

 

Please note that the placement of art work will vary from scarf to scarf.

 

Care Tips: Carefully hand wash in cold water, rinsing well with fresh water. Do not wring, but gently squeeze out excess water and leave to dry on a flat surface, preferably in the shade.