Better World Arts

Better World Arts Cushion - Yaritki Heffernan - YHE970

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  • Better World Arts Cushion - Yaritki Heffernan - YHE970
  • Better World Arts Cushion - Yaritki Heffernan - YHE970
  • Better World Arts Cushion - Yaritki Heffernan - YHE970

Better World Arts

Better World Arts Cushion - Yaritki Heffernan - YHE970

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Better World Arts Cushion by Yaritji Heffernan.

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

'Minyma Tjukurpa - Women's Dreaming' by Yaritji Heffernan. Yaritji describes this painting as Minyma Tjukurpa - women's dreaming. This story is from Yaritji's mother it is an old dreaming story from Tjutaku Ngura (country). This painting shows women's ceremony - secret women's business. The women are sitting around fires and are inside caves. These caves are women's places only. The women go here to tell stories and make lots of mai - food. There are three water holes in the middle of the painting.

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.