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Throw Rug – Damien & Yilpi Marks – Sand Hills

$130.00 inc. GST

Knitted throw rug, generous size. A beautiful quality product that has a lovely soft texture. It also has weight and will give you warmth.

Ideal for use as a knee rug, a baby, a gift, to jazz up a couch or bed, anywhere that you want a touch of beauty.

The stunning design is based on an original painting by two artists from Central Australia.

Independent Etsy review:

Kat Hornsey 09 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars    

I absolutely love this rug! Everyone who has come to my home since we got it has commented on it, it’s soft and well made and the design is beautiful ❤️

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  • Size: 125 x 150 cm
  • Composition: 100% cotton – knitted
  • Colour: The photos are colour accurate, this is a vibrant rug
  • Eco label has information about the artists and the design.

Artist: Damien and Yilpi Marks
Design: Country

Royalty fees are paid to the artists for every sale.
Artist: Damien and Yilpi are husband and wife, he is from north of Alice Springs and she is from the APY Lands south of Alice Springs. They collaborate wonderfully on artworks.

Design Story:
This beautiful image depicts the sand hills of Damien’s country, Mount Liebig, towards Papunya. When you see the hills from a distance, the wind blows through the sand, making the hills move and change form. The wind makes ripples, undulations and ridges in the sand in the same shapes and patterns that can be seen in this painting. These sandhills are a common sight around Papunya –some of the hills are so large they can only be walked across. In between the sandhills are dry claypans and rockholes.

Made by Better World Arts, an Australian social enterprise that is Fair Trade certified.

Better World Arts has been operating for over two decades. Our role models were Oxfam, Fred Hollows (the Fred Hollows Foundation) and Anita Roddick (The Body Shop).
We work with traditional artisans from remote regions in Kashmir, Peru, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal (Tibetan refugees).
We work with Australian Aboriginal artists from remote communities across Australia, from Arnhem Land to Central and the Western Desert regions, from rural locations and from cities.