This design by Kieren Karritpul was inspired by watching the women collect and dye yerrgi (pandanus) to weave baskets and mats.
Merrepen artists are renowned for their colourful depictions of local flora and fauna in prints, paintings, fabrics and objects. Merrepen Arts is located at Nauiyu Nambiyu (Daly River) Community, about 220 km south west of Darwin.
Purchase of fabric directly supports the artist.
Gentle cold hand wash with a mild water based soap/detergent (Alcohol based detergent and bleach will damage the print).
Do not use fabric softener.
Do not bleach.
Rinse well with cold water.
Do not tumble dry.
After washing, lay flat on clean towels, on a drying rack or hang to drip dry out of direct sunlight. Cool iron on reverse by using protective cloth.
The lustre of silk can diminish with moisture, so best to dry clean.
Due to the nature of the medium, exact colour matches cannot be guaranteed.
Every effort is made to provide a photo that represents the true colour of the fabric, however due to variations between screens, colour can appear differently on screen to the final product.
Postage - Fabric will be bubble wrapped and posted in a PostPak. Please contact the Gallery for a postage quote on purchasing multiple lengths of fabric