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Cushion Cover - BWA - Cedric Varcoe CVA751

Artist: Cedric Varcoe
Handmade chainstitch cushion cover, designed by Aboriginal artists, cotton backing, wool crewel work, zip closure. 410x410mm (16x16”) Sold unfilled.

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$65.00

Availability: In stock

 

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: 'Ngurunderi Looking For His Sons' by Cedric Varcoe. Ngurunderi came down the river with his two sons, who he lost in the scrub after hunting emus with them. He walked around looking for them. When near Kingston S.E. he met an old magic man who had captured his sons. They had a war fight with magic and weapons. Ngurunderi won the fight and burnt the magic man's body the old way, the flames turned his body into 3 rocks. The rocks are called 'The Granites' in English, and can be seen on the Coorong today. Ngurunderi came back along the Coorong, digging water from soakage's along the way, to Victor Harbour. He made all of that Country. This painting was completed during a developmental workshop with Better World Arts, supported by Arts SA. Cedric experimented with colour and line to evolve his work into a bold and flowing style, saturated with life and passion.

Size:                      400x400mm
Material:             Cotton Backing, wool crewel work

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