Better World Arts

Cushion - Marjorie Taylor - MTA733

$75
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.

'Walka' by Marjorie Taylor. Marjorie describes her painting as Walka. Walka is any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, on rock or on sand and has cultural and ritual significance. It is used on the body during inma or ceremony. This imagery depicts aspects of Marjorie's country including Tjukula (rockholes) and vegetation. Tjukula are important sources of water and have mystical and spiritual attributes. Marjorie is influenced by designs that were initially developed in Ernebella when the craft room first opened, and many of her paintings resemble the patterns and symbols the ladies painted on batik silks.

These cushions are a joint venture between Better World Arts and Kaltjiti Arts, one of the art centres in the isolated Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in the remote north west corner of South Australia.

Focusing on fine art instead of predictable commercialised Aboriginal images, this cross-cultural collaboration uses the powerful images from the artists of the APY Lands and the traditional cultural craft heritage of the Kashmir region.

Only 3 in stock!

Dimensions: 40 x 40cm

Plain or printed, cotton or linen we’ve got you covered. All cushions come with an insert and hidden zip making it easy to spot clean and change up the cover whenever you fancy.

Made in Australia

 

Showroom Pick-up: Free

AUS: $15
NZ: $25
INT: $60

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