Size: 40 cm x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
Fabric: wool (front) and cotton (back)
The Artist: Cedric Varcoe
Cedric was born in Adelaide in 1984, his family is Narangga, from Point Pearce on the mission on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia and and Ngarrindjeri from the area along the southern parts of the river Murray the Coorong in southern coastal South Australia. Cedric has been painting since he was very young, inspired by watching his family paint and by the stories from Ngarrindjeri country and culture told to him by his grandfather and other elders of the Ngarrindjeri language group
About the design: The Milky Way
Ngurunderi Nepeli and Waiyungari up in the Milky Way.Ngurunderi came down the river Murray making our country with the help of Pondi the big Murray cod they made Ngarrinjeri Country. When they were done Ngurunderi put his canoe up in the big sky turning it into the Milky Way where he still lives today.
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.