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Cushion – Pauline Singleton – Emu 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: Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton from Warlukurlangu Artists, NT.

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Description

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

Artist: Pauline Nampijinpa Singleton.

About the design:This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius ovaehollandiae]) is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The ‘yankirri’ travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their ‘wirliya’ (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu yakajirri’ (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the me of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikurlangu between a ‘yankirri’ ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeots australis]) ancestors over sharing the ‘yakajirri’. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during iniitation ceremonies.

Pauline is a member of Warlukurlangu Artists of Yuendumu, 300 km north west of Alice Springs in Central Australia.

About the BWA chainstitchh 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.