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Women’s Business Fabric – (Black Tencel Linen) 2.5m

Mavis Marks

White Ink on Black Tencel Linen (70% Tencel, 30% Linen) 172GSM

145cm x 250cm



takes between 6-8 weeks to arrive

This design by Mavis Nampitjinpa Marks shows the ‘Women’s Business Story’.

This fabric has been screen printed by hand by Publisher Textiles and Papers, ensuring the highest quality and longevity.

About the printers:

Publisher Textiles & Papers is one of Australia’s leading print houses. Focused on producing original patterns through traditional hand-screen printing methods we create bold and colourful textiles, hand printed wallpaper, clothing and fabric.

Our fabric is printed in small batches and is available in pre-cut lengths on the website, which we update regularly. For larger quantities, please email us to discuss pre-orders.

Fabric care instructions: Gentle cold/ warm hand wash. Do not bleach, warm rinse well, do not tumble dry, cool iron only, dry cleanable (P).



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Ikuntji Artists

Ikuntji Artists was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. Already in the 1980s women began painting in Haasts Bluff in the aged care facility. They had been instructed by their husbands and fathers, and they had often assisted them in completing their paintings. By the early 1990s these women artists decided to pursue setting up their own art centre.

Ikuntji Artists was first established in 1992, and was initially set up to fulfil the role of women’s centre providing services such as catering for old people and children in the community. After first experiences made in printing T-shirts, the artists began producing acrylic paintings on linen and handmade paper, which quickly gained the attention of the Australian and international art world as well as earning the centre an impressive reputation for fine art. The focus changed from a women’s centre to an art centre in 2005 with the incorporation of the art centre as Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation.

Today Ikuntji Artists are represented in many national and international galleries and institutions. Their art is famous for bold colour choice, decisive brush strokes and a long legacy of internationally renowned artists.

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Shipping Policy

Freight is calculated based on the item purchased, and the buyers postal address. Artworks are shipped at a flat rate of $60 (Domestic) and $85 (International). If purchasing more than one item, we may be able to ship them together for a reduced fee, though this is not always possible. All paintings are shipped unstretched, with the exception of some 30x30cm (or smaller) paintings. Pre-stretched paintings are shipped in a separate package, pre-stretching must be pre-organised and paid for. Paintings and prints are posted using Startrack and other items are posted with Australia Post unless other delivery arrangements are made with the art centre. You will receive an email with your tracking number and order details once it has been posted.

Refund Policy

Ikuntji Artists does not offer refunds for change of mind. Once an order is placed, it cannot be modified or cancelled. Please take this into consideration when purchasing items. Please also note that for handmade items such as fabrics and t-shirts, slight variations should be expected. Much care and time is taken when arranging photographs of artworks and we do our best to assure that they are true to colour and form. Ikuntji Artists are not responsible for misrepresentations of images on personal devices.

Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy

Ikuntji Artists does not offer cancellations, returns or exchance of items for change of mimd. We take great care in packing and shipping your items, however, if you receive your purchase with missing or damaged items, please contact the art centre within 10 business days of receiving it to organise a refund. For damaged items, please attach photographs of the items packaging and condition.