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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: During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of "Yoi", dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) adn others act out newly composed songs. Participans are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilmara.
Material: Cotton Backing, wool crewel work