Better World Arts

Cushion - Willie Wilson - WW1917

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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. 

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.

Willie's painting is of his brother's country in the remote north-west of South Australia in the Anangu Pitjantjara/ Yankunytjatjara Lands. His brother passed away and that is why he is painted this story for him. There is a big waterhole kapi piti. There are kuniya (pythons) lying on the ground, nearby. This waterhole is dry, before the rains have arrived. When it rains, the landscape becomes beautiful, full of plant life and flowers.

Dimensions: 40 x 40cm

Recycled PET fibre cushion insert included.


Store Pick Up: Not available
*Local Delivery: Free
Shipping: Free

*Local Delivery is only available for Sydney metro (within 20km of postcode 2018). Koskela is delivering Monday-Thursday.
NZ: $25
INT: $60

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