Mangoes on silk by Martha Lee 2016
Lengths of handprinted screen printed fabric on 100% silk dupion 137cm wide
The base fabric is French navy blue and is a six-colour print with red, light blue, ultramarine blue, cream, grey and mustard details.
Martha Lee is a Yawuru and Karajarri woman from Broome. She began her art career in 2005 and is one of Nagula Jarndu’s more senior artists. Her art has a strong sense of pattern and colour inspired by the Kimberley landscape and traditional stories.
Mangoes grow abundantly in Man-gala, the wet season when all the plants are growing fast and the trees are fruiting. They are a favourite fruit here in the Kimberley and lots of people look forward to mango season!