Offered by: Tishu
By appointment only Atlanta, GA 30327 , United States Call Seller 305.400.0561


Australian Aboriginal Yawkyawk Fiber Sculpture

$ 2,500
  • Description
    Fiber art by contemporary aboriginal artist Allison Guwanjguwanj. It depicts a dreamtime creature called "Yawkyawk" which is the ancestor of the clan. It is a mermaid-like creature living in the water. The pandanus fibers were field collected by the artist and hand dyed with natural dyes from plants and soil.

    Allison Guwanjguwanj
    Year of Birth: 1974
    Nationality: Australian
    Region: West Central Arnhem Land
    Language Group: Kuninjku
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 2000-2021
    Materials: Pandus fibers, tree sticks and natural dyes.
    Condition: Excellent. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Creation Date: Australia, 2000's.
    Styles / Movements: Tribal
    Incollect Reference #: 128430
  • Dimensions
    W. 56 in; H. 40 in; D. 0.5 in;
    W. 142.24 cm; H. 101.6 cm; D. 1.27 cm;
Message from Seller:

Our collection ranges from Neolithic Art to 20th century collectible art and design. It spans 5000 thousand years of history and crosses many civilizations and cultures. Our aesthetic strongholds are Mid-century studio design, Japanese and Korean art, Asian Textile Art and Contemporary Aboriginal Art. The diversity is united behind our singular vision to seek for timeless beauty and driven purely by our passion

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