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Cushion – Rama Sampson – Kuntjanu

$68.00 inc. GST

Vibrant, pure wool, fair trade 30 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: Rama Kaltu Kaltu Sampson from the APY Lands in Northern South Australia, NT.

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Description

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

Artist: Rama Kaltu Kaltu Sampson (dec)

The artist’s family receives royalties for every cushion sold
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Design Story: Kuntjanu

Kuntjanu is near Pipalyatjara in the far north west corner of South Australia, an area known as the APY Lands. It’s only a few kilometres from the WA Border. It is here, in Kuntjanu, that the Wanampi (Rainbow Serpent) lives. Wanampi is the big creation ancestor serpent. He is sleeping under the ground, in the big tjukula (rockhole) in the middle. This is an important Tjukurpa (creation story) where the snakes took human form.
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About the BWA chainstitch 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.
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About my connection wtih Better World Arts
I met founder of BWA in 2004 whilst doing a consultancy in the APY Lands preparing marketing plans for five art centres for Ananguku Arts. I was gobsmacked by this terrific fair trade project that Kaltjiti Arts was then doing with Caroline Wilson. As a textile nut, the artisan skills and use of wool appealed to me and the rendering of Indigenous designs in rugs and cushion covers is so lovely. I later encouraged them to work with other art centres and introduced them to Warlukurlangu Artists and Injalak Arts. Flick (founder of Flying Fox Fabrics)

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.