Better World Arts

Cushion - Murdie Nampijinpa Morris - MNM652

$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.

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). this way, the ‘Malikijarra Jukurrpa’ (two dogs Dreaming) tells the story of proper conduct in families and marriages.

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.

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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