This traditional Kashmiri handicraft vitally suppliments 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. Please note cushion fillers are not included. Royalties are paid to the artists for sales of this product.
Story: 'Mina Mina Jukurrpa' by Betsy Lewis. This design is taken from an original painting. The country associated with this painting is Mina Mina, a place far west of Yuendumu, significant to Napangardi and Napanangka women who are the custodians of the Dreaming that created the area. The Dreaming describes the journey of a group of women of all ages who travelled east gathering food, collecting Ngalyipi (Tinospora smilacina or snake vine) and performing ceremonies as they travelled. The women began their journey at Mina Mina where karlangu (digging sticks) emerged from the ground. Taking these implements the women travelled east creating Janyinki and other sites. The Women collected Jintiparnta (Elderia arenivaga) - an edible fungus, along the way. Their journey took them eventually beyond Warlpiri country. The painting depicts the karlangu and Jintiparnta.
Material: Cotton Backing, wool crewel work