Aboriginal Art Knitted Cotton Throw - Rama Kaltu-Kaltu Sampson
Better World Aboriginal Art Knitted Cotton Throw Rug - Kuntjanu by Rama Kaltu-Kaltu Sampson
Size: 125cm x 150cm
Made from 100% cotton
Designed in Australia and made in India
About the Artwork
Kuntjanu is near Pipalyatjara in the far north west corner of the APY Lands. It is here, in Kuntjanu, that the Wanampi lives. Wanampi is the big rainbow serpent who sleeps under the ground in the tjukula (rockhole). This painting depicts the rockhole where Kuntjanu, an old tjilpi (old man) serpent hides under water.
About the Artist
Rama Kaltu-Kaltu Sampson was born c. 1936 in Mt. Davis, Pipalyatjara, in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands. He is an accomplishedpainter and traditional ngangkari – doctor and spiritual healer. Rama painted at Ernabella for three years before coming to Adelaide. His strong knowledge of tjukurpa (dreaming) has earned him much respect and his work has been exhibited extensively across Australia. As an Anangu elder, Rama has a great wealth of traditional knowledge and skills. Rama’s country is Kuntjanu, and he is a custodian of the Wanampi Tjukurpa – the Rainbow Serpent Dreaming.
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