Cushion Cover Wool 40cm (16in)
In this design Murdie Nampihinpa Morris created the story Malikijara Jukurrpa, (Two Dogs Dreaming).
Two dog ancestors, a Jampijinpa and a Napangardi, travelled from the west to the east. They dug holes in the ground and created 'warnirri' (rock holes) and 'ngapa' (waterholes) as they went. The two dogs separated. Eventually Jampijinpa became lonely and howled for Napangardi in the south. She came running to him, and they married each other at Ngarnka.
This work is produced in remote villages by local artists. The pure wool is dyed in situ and the stitching is done by hand; chain-stitch is a traditional Kashmiri handicraft.