Better World Arts

Better World Arts Cushion - Murray George - MGE983

$69.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $17.25 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

  • Better World Arts Cushion - Murray George - MGE983
  • Better World Arts Cushion - Murray George - MGE983
  • Better World Arts Cushion - Murray George - MGE983

Better World Arts

Better World Arts Cushion - Murray George - MGE983

$69.00

or make 4 interest-free payments of $17.25 AUD fortnightly with Afterpay More info

Better World Arts Cushion by Murray George.

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

'Nganampa Walka' by Murray George. For every song we paint a different Walka (design). There is Emu, Maku (witchetty grub) Waru (Fire) and Wanampi (Rainbow Serpent). This Walka is mainly painted on the body. On the left is a wati's walka (initiated man's design). We can see it and know what song he is dancing for. This Walka is mainly for Wanampi. When we see this painting we know it is a song for Wanampi. Wanampi is the mystical snake often guarding waterholes. They can be summonsed by Ngangkari's (Traditional Healers) and have many powers. On the right hand side of the painting is the minyma's walka - the women's design that is painted on the chest and arms.

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.