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Cushion – Mona Mitakiki – Bowerbird Dreaming

$68.00 inc. GST

Vibrant, pure wool, fair trade 40 cm cushion cover adds warmth and texture to your home. Front of each cushion is embroidered with wool yarn and back is cotton canvas.

Zip closure. Cushion insert not included.

Artist: Mona Mitakiki, senior Anangu Pitjantjatjara artist from Tjala Arts in Amata Community in the APY Lands of South Australia

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Size: 40 cm x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
Fabric: wool (front) and cotton (back)

Artist: Mona Mitakiki Shepherd

About the design:
Ikarka is a type of bowerbird from the Western Desert. 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.

The artist:

About the BWA chainstitch (gabba) kilim products
These beautiful, unique textiles are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool, each is a completely handmade piece. A more empowering way to work, this brings many direct benefits to the artists’ and their community. Control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained. Purchase of these products guarantees a direct return to the Aboriginal artist and their community.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS: These cushion covers feel great and are fabulously hardwearing – we can vouch for that.
Do not put place/use in direct sunlight or colors may fade. To clean – dry cleaning recommended. It is possible with careful hand-wash in warm water using a wool detergent. Creases can be ironed out on a wool (low) steam setting.