- Size: 125 x 150 cm
- Composition: 100% cotton – knitted
- Colour: the photos are colour accurate, this is a lovely rug
- Eco label has information about the artist and the design
Artist: Josette Papajua from Munupi Arts on Melville Island in the Northern Territory of Australia. Josette is a Tiwi person.
Royalty fees are paid to the artist for every sale.
During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.
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.