Cushion (filled) by Aboriginal Artist - Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
Artist: Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
In this Dreaming story, two dog ancestors, a Jampijinpa and a Napangardi, travelled from the west to the east. At Tapu (a rockhole), the two dogs separated. The female dog, Napangardi, went to the south. The male dog, Jampijinpa, went to the north. Eventually he became lonely and howled for Napangardi in the south. She came running to him, and they married each other at Ngarnka. They wore men's and women's marriage headdresses, and Jampijinpa painted himself with white clay for the ceremony. The two dogs continued running east, before arriving in Warlaku (Ali Curung). Many other dogs were living in Warlaku when they arrived. There were many families of dogs, mothers and fathers and children and uncles all living together. Jampijinpa and Napangardi made a burrow to rest in and started a big family of dogs there. They chose to stay in Warlaku and live with all the other dogs. In this way, the 'malikijarra Jukurrpa' (two dogs Dreaming) tells the story of proper conduct in families and marriages.
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
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