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Waran Tie by Minyawe Miller | One of Twelve

One of Twelve


A beautiful silk tie featuring the artwork of Martumilli artist Minyawe Miller. The tie is 100% silk satin with cotton padding and silk lining.  All of the ties come in a beautiful gift box and include an artist's card, detailing the artist's work and practice. The rhythmic linear dotting in this work represents the Tali (sandhills) of the area surrounding Waran. This significant site sits within Minyawe Miller’s ngurra (home Country). Miller travelled vast stretches of Martu Country with his family during pujiman (traditional, bush dwelling) times. They traversed the expansive sandhill country between water sources, hunting and gathering bush foods along the way. Rock holes, soaks, springs and waterholes were of vital importance to Martu people in the pujiman era; knowledge of their whereabouts being essential to survival. Specific sites were visited according to the wet or dry seasons and the availability of resources. In this work, Miller’s use of negative space evokes the long, sharp shadows that announce the days end in the desert. Miller’s restricted colour palette and sparing dot work conjures what could as easily be a starry night sky as a series of shifting sandhills, glinting in the dying light.  

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One of Twelve is an Australian organisation that showcases the work of emerging and established artists from the Asia Pacific region.

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Product Information

  • Materials

    100% Silk Fabric, Silk Satin, Cotton Padding

  • Weight

    0.1 kg

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