Cushion – Yarla manu Wanakiji (Yam & Bush Tomato) – Paddy Stewart

$69.00

Vibrant, pure wool, fair trade cushion cover adds warmth and texture to your home. Front of each cushion is embroidered with wool and back is cotton canvas. Zip closure.

Artist: Paddy ‘Cookie’ Japaljarri Stewart (dec) from Warlukurlangu Artists, Yuendumu, Northern Territory of Australia.

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Availability: 1 in stock

Size: 40 cm x 40 cm (16 x 16 inches)
Fabric: wool (front) and cotton (back)
Color: this cover is even more vibrant and gorgeous in real life.
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CARE INSTRUCTIONS: These cushion covers feel great and are fabulously hardwearing – we can vouch for that.
Do not put place/use in direct sunlight or colors may fade. To clean – dry cleaning recommended. It is possible with careful hand-wash in warm water using a wool detergent. Creases can be ironed out on a wool (low) steam setting.
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About the design: Yarla manu Wanakiji Jukurrpa (Yam and Bush Tomato Ancestral Creation Stories)
“This painting shows the Yam and Bush Tomato Dreamings. You can see the Yams and the small round berries of the Bush Tomatoes. The place associated with this Dreaming is west of Yuendumu. In the Dreamtine the people used to eat these fruits and vegetables, just as our old people lived off them. What I have painted here is the Dreamtime Yams and Bush Tomatoes. I painted them here for the children to see.”

About the BWA chainstitch kilim products
These beautiful, unique textiles are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool, each is a completely handmade piece. 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 products guarantees a direct return to the Aboriginal artist and their community. Royalties are paid on every sale.

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