• 1. Bawaliba
  • 1. Bawaliba
  • 1. Bawaliba
  • 1. Bawaliba

Lucielle Ikara

1. Bawaliba

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"Bawáliba is the djang (Dreaming) of my mother and my uncles. They are good spirits, they protect us and they recognise families. They are really tall, just like human beings, like us. They dance late at night and have a lot of hair"


  • Fibre-tipped pen on paper, framed by Don Whyte
  • Dimensions: 68cm x 68cm
  • Cat No. 337-23

Lucielle Ikara is the oldest grandaughter of artist Lucy Yarawanga. Lucielle drew this design together with her grandmother. Ancestral stories are passed down through generations of women and Bábbarra Women’s Centre provides a space for this
important cultural mentoring.

Bábbarra Women’s Centre works with women who from more than 12 language groups in the Maningrida region who come together to share knowledge and ideas. The group's main social enterprise, Bábbarra Designs, has been going strong since 1989, designing and hand-printed exquisite textiles that are sold around the world. Each length of fabric is unique and tells the ancestral stories of Arnhem Land country and cultures. "People tell us our designs are bold and elegant, but for us they are more than designs: these designs tell the stories of our lives. They bring a lot of joy to everyone – to us, our families and our customers alike. Working creatively with Bábbarra Designs is a way for us to achieve financial independence, for our community and the next generations."

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