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Cushion Cover - BWA - Mona Shepherd MMI962

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

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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: 'Ikarka Tjukurpa' by Mona Mitakiki (BWA). Ikarka is a type of bowerbird from the Western Destert. Ikarka Tjukurpa (Bowerbird Dreaming) tells a secret story of a man, wife and baby. Ikarka, the woman was crying with her baby in her arms because her husband had died and she was being chased out of her community. However, the reason for this is unknown, as Mona describes this story to be of a secret nature and cannot explain more details. Mona says this is a love story. 

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

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