Cushion Cover Wool 40cm (16in)
These beautiful, unique textiles are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri handicraft. The chain-stitched (Gabba in local Kashmiri) cushions are hand stitched by rural folk in remote villages in one specific region of Kashmir. Over generations they have honed their skills and refined their hand crafted produce. Only the most skilful artisans can faithfully reproduce the images we send to them. Aboriginal artists in remote regions in Australia, as well as others living in our cities, benefit from regular royalties paid monthly, as well as using these products to tell other people about their rich cultural heritage.
In this design Yaritji Heffernan is illustrating the story of Minma.
This painting is about two women with their families. They both have three children. They are all staying at this beautiful big rock hole. On this day it was raining and there was a really bright beautiful rainbow. These two women and their children stayed at this rock hole while it was raining.
The pure wool is dyed in situ and the stitching is done by hand, the chain-stitch being a traditional Kashmiri handicraft.