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I WASN'T sure when I bought this silk scarf for a mere 50c whether the images were Aboriginal, or not. I'd never been keen on Abori...


I WASN'T sure when I bought this silk scarf for a mere 50c whether the images were Aboriginal, or not. I'd never been keen on Aboriginal art until I travelled to Uluru a couple of years back. That land, that space ... it is magical. Go if you ever get the chance. Go.

Anyhoot, the clue was the name Jimmy Pike. It was printed in the corner of the scarf and I promised myself I'd Google it. Well I did. Pike, who died in 2002 (so I should warn Aboriginal people I am writing about a deceased Walmajarri man) was from the Kimberley region. He was a painter and printmaker. I feel like his work found me, not the other way around.

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