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This traditional Kashmiri handicraft vitally supplements 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: 'Walka' by Marjorie Taylor. Marjorie describes her painting as Walka. Walka is any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, on rock or on sand and has cultural and ritual significance. It is used on the body during inma or ceremony. This imagery depicts aspects of Marjorie's country including Tjukula (rockholes) and vegetation. Tjukula are important sources of water and have mystical and spiritual attributes. Marjorie is influenced by designs that were initially developed in Ernebella when the craft room first opened, and many of her paintings resemble the patterns and symbols the ladies painted on batik silks.
Material: Cotton Backing, wool crewel work