These high quality decks of playing cards come packaged in their own unique full print tin box – perfect for gifts for family and friends.
Each deck contains 54 playing cards printed on 280gsm poker paper.
Each tin comes printed with information on the artist and design on its base and lets customers know that the artist receives royalties for this product.
Measurements: Cards: 8.7cm (height) x 6.2cm (width). Tin Box: 10cm (height) x 7cm (width) x 2cm (depth).
Material: 280gsm Poker Paper
About the Artist and Artwork
Delvine predominantly paints the dreamtime story of the Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam). The dreamtime of the Atnwelarre was passed down to her from her father’s country, Alhalkere.
Delvine Petyarre is the younger sister of well-known Utopia artist Anna Price Petyarre and shares the same stories and Country as her sister Anna. Delvine Petyarre is connected to Atneltyeye (Boundary Bore), which is situated in Utopia in Central Australia.
Delvine continues the tradition of using fine dot work to represent Country, showing the undulating sandhills and formations of dry river beds that mark this landscape. The paintings are mostly black and white and represent important sites and locations scattered across the landscape.
The paintings continue the tradition of Anmatyerre women at Utopia who maintain the ceremonies and activities that are focused on maintaining the resources of the land. These include ceremonies for bush foods, for bush medicines and for the general health of the people and their country.
Although less well known than her sister, Delvine Petyarre is an accomplished painter whose fine skills will bring her work more to the forefront of Utopia art. Aboriginal art status – undiscovered artist.