Better World Arts

Better World Arts Cushion - Damien and Yilpi Marks - DYM923

$65.00

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  • Better World Arts Cushion - Damien and Yilpi Marks - DYM923
  • Better World Arts Cushion - Damien and Yilpi Marks - DYM923

Better World Arts

Better World Arts Cushion - Damien and Yilpi Marks - DYM923

$65.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $16.25 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

Better World Arts Cushion by Damien and Yilpi Marks

This traditional Kashmiri handicraft vitally supplements an often fluctuating rural income. Wool is custom dyed to match the original artist's image and hand stitched onto a cotton base. Each cushion is backed with natural coloured cotton canvas, and closes with a zip.

Comes with a 100% recycled PET fibre cushion insert.

Dimensions: 40cm x 40cm

'Travelling Through Country' by Damien and Yilpi Marks. This design is from an original painting of Damien’s country, Mt. Liebig, west of Papunya. Damien’s great grandfather and his family are travelling through the desert towards Kintore, collecting food. In the bottom right hand corner the sun is setting over a hillside. The family stops to camp at different places along the way. The red concentric circles are dry rockholes, and the blue and white concentric circles represent rockholes that are filled with clean water, that flows on into the creek. The red stripes coming out of the centre of the right hand side of the painting lead to one of these waterholes – these are the tracks of the family walking through the sand. In this painting you can also see spinifex bushes (the yellow star-like symbols), and dry claypans with cracks in the earth.

These cushions are a joint venture between Better World Arts and Kaltjiti Arts, one of the art centres in the isolated Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APY Lands) in the remote north west corner of South Australia.
Focusing on fine art instead of predictable commercialised Aboriginal images, this cross-cultural collaboration uses the powerful images from the artists of the APY Lands and the traditional cultural craft heritage of the Kashmir region.