About this product
This hand woven pendant is part of a collection of Yutta Dugitj lights developed by Koskela in collaboration with the weavers of Milingimbi Arts and Culture.
Yuttu Dugitj means to grow, or to grow together; the artists at Milingimbi chose this name for their lampshade project as it speaks to the young and old artists working together.
Koskela launched their collaboration with Milingimbi Arts and Culture in 2017. The Milingimbi artist’s weave with native fibres harvested from Milingimbi and surrounding island Homeland’s. Fibres include; Gunga (pandanus), Baḻgurr (kurrajong) and Djan’pa (native fig root), these are dyed with the roots, bark and leaves of native plants and woven onto the fabricated frames designed by Koskela.
Supplied with 2m of black woven flex and black ceiling rose.
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Artist: Mandy Batjula, 359-21
Dimensions: 240 Dia x 260mm H (Small)
Materials: Pandanus and bush string in seasonally available dyes
Each lampshade is wired with a black woven flex cable and ceiling rose and the lamp holder fits any E27 bulb. Light bulb not included.
All lights come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This pendant lampshade is a continuation of Koskela’s social impact projects with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centres. Koskela has collaborated with the Yolngu weavers of Elcho Island Arts on Yuta Badayala (In A New Light), the Tjanpi Desert Weavers on Tili Wiru (Beautiful Light), Moa Arts on Kapu Minaral (Beautiful Colours) and the Yolngu weavers of Milingimbi Arts and Culture on Yutta Dugitj (to grow together)
Made in Australia
This product is manufactured in Australia. Buying Australian-made supports local businesses and jobs, supports our community, and strengthens our economy.
Traditional Craft Preservation
This product supports the preservation of heritage crafts which often embody culture and intergenerational knowledge. These products enable artisans to create sustainable livelihoods using these skills.
Supports First Nations peoples and communities
Approximately 70% of the value of this product goes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owned organisations. This income, independent of Government welfare, supports First Nations cultures and self-determination.