Cushion Cover Wool 40cm (16in)

Cushion Cover Wool 40cm (16in)

Regular price $79.00 Sale

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 Cedric Varcoe is illustrating the story of Ngarrindjeri Dreaming.

When Ngurunderi came down the Murray River in his canoe, chasing the big Murray Cod, he formed the Murray River, Lakes and everything in Ngarrindjeri Country. He also made the Ngarrindjeri People, who live in the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong.

He taught everyone the lore, dance, song and everything they needed to survive and live day today. Cedric experimented with colour and line to evolve his work into a bold and flowing style, saturated with life and passion.

The pure wool is dyed in situ and the stitching is done by hand, the chain-stitch being a traditional Kashmiri handicraft.