Cushion (filled) by Aboriginal Artist - Josette Papajua
Artist: Josette Papajua
During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.
This traditional Kashmiri handicraft vitally supplements an often fluctuating rural income. Wool is custom dyed to match the original artist's image and hand stitched onto a cotton base. Each cushion is backed with natural coloured cotton canvas, and closes with a zip.
Size: 40 x 40 cm (16 inches)
Material: Cotton Backing, wool crewel work
Each cushion is backed with natural coloured cotton canvas, and closes with a zip. Royalties are paid to the artists for sales of this product.
Please note this cushion contains an insert by Innergreen's line of recycled PET cushion inserts filled with 100% PET fibre, which is derived from recycled water bottles. They look and feel similar to a high-grade polyester cushion insert, but have a greater resilience rating and will last for much longer. For every 1kg of fibre used, we can save more than 70 water bottles from landfill.
Non-Allergenic - Machine Wash - Line Dry
Supporting Australian Aboriginal artists and Australian business.