Rug Wool 5×8 (152x244cm) XL
These beautiful, unique rugs are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool and finished with a heavy cotton backing, each rug is a completely handmade piece. This project is unusual because the rug is owned by the artists, rather than licensed to a third party. A more empowering way to work, this brings many direct benefits to the artists’ and their community. Control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained. Purchase of these rugs guarantees a direct return to the Aboriginal artist and their community.
These rugs have non-slip backing and a sleeve for hanging rod.
In this design Gloria Gardiner, depicts the land meeting the sea.
Gardiner is a prominent Aboriginal artist of the the Northern Rivers born in the Aboriginal community of Goodooga, Northwest of NSW, the traditional land of the Kamilaroi/ Gamilaroi people’s. This artwork describes the landscape that Bianca, her daughter loves, where the land meets the sea.
The pure wool is dyed in situ and the stitching is done by hand, the chain-stitch being a traditional Kashmiri handicraft.