An original design by Koskela, this limited-edition cushion has been made using hand screen printed fabric from Jilamara Arts & Crafts.
40 x 40cm Comes filled Canvas backing Hidden zip
About the design:
Pwoja by Kaye Brown Grey on cream Screenprint on linen
Traditional Tiwi Culture placed special significance on the Pukumani (funeral) ceremony. Mourners are decorated using natural ochres to disguise themselves from the spirit of the deceased and song and dance is performed to honour the dead. Yirrinkiripwoja (bodypaint) is the source of many contemporary Tiwi designs and performance of the pukumani as ritual helps to reinvigorate the imagery. The shortening of the word to Pwoja - also refers to 'best'. Sugar lift and aquatint etching with chine colle, printed in red from one plate. Created during a workshop at Jilamara Arts and Crafts in March 2006 with printmaker Trent Walter, printed in 2006.
About the art centre:
Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association is an indigenous owned art centre located in Milikapiti on Melville Island, which is one of the Tiwi Islands, 80 kilometres to the north of Darwin. Artists at the centre have made a significant contribution to contemporary indigenous art in Australia since the association was established in 1989.
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