Better World Aboriginal Art Handmade Cotton Paper Honeycomb Xmas Ball - Travelling through Country
by Damien & Yilpi Marks
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Better World Aboriginal Art Handmade Cotton Paper Honeycomb Xmas Ball - Travelling through Country by Damien & Yilpi Marks
Made from cotton off-cuts in Jaipur, India
Easy open and release to close
Size: 7.6cm round
This handmade paper is made from cotton offcut scraps left over from the garment industry. No new resources are used. Carbon is captured and trees are saved
This is a very detailed painting which describes a dry time of year in Damien’s homeland, Mount Liebig. The painting illustrates aspects of landscape and culture around that area that was told to Damien by his great-grandmother and great- grandfather. There are women sitting with their children collecting bush potatoes (the mass of red shapes at the bottom of the painting). The women are talking and getting ready for a ceremony. There is one man (wati) sitting down with his waru (spear). The spinifex is dry and so the man is walking around making bushfires. He is a good man, he is undertaking controlled burnings so the spinifex burns up and then good fruits can grow after this. There are several symbols in this painting. The small sun-like symbols represent women’s body painting – these are the images the women are painting on each other as they sit down ready for inma – traditional ceremony. There is a dry creek bed running through the painting (in red and white), and there are cracks in the ground and claypans. There are also dried rockholes (tjukula), and next to them are tali – sandhills.
Royalties from the sale of this product directly benefit the artists, their family and community
designed in Australia by royalty-paid Aboriginal Artists and made in India
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