Composition: Hand dyed wool and cotton
Size: 61 x 91 cm (24 x 36 inches)
- Hand embroidered/chain-stitched
- All natural fibres – embroidered wool on cotton canvas
- Fair Trade certified
- Limited edition – individually numbered
- Certificate of Authenticity supplied with each kilim
- Royalties paid to the artist/family on every sale
- Hard wearing
- Back has non-slip surface
- Each kilim has flap on the rear for ease of hanging with dowel/rod
- Matching cushion covers are also available
Chain-stitched kilims are a traditional rug making technique from Kashmir. As people sat on the floor they were both homewares and decoration. As many artworks are painted on the ground or 3D surfaces/bodies most of the images do not have a set orientation so can also be hung portrait or landscape if preferred.
About the design: Ampiji (Rainbow Serpent)
This painting is about the story of the Rainbow Serpent, a dreaming story that is common to so many Aboriginal cultures. Each region has it’s own part of the story to tell. This painting is also about the artists’ dance that tells the story.
About the artist: Jane Margaret TIPUAMANTUMIRRI
Jane Margaret Tipuamantumirri moved to Pirlangimpi in 2014 to live with her two sisters Simplicia and Pamela who take care of her. Jane was working as an artist on Bathurst Island at the Ngaruwanajirri Inc before she moved to Munupi Arts. She is always thinking about her paintings before she does them. Painting has is her therapy, good for her hands and her mind. She also loves music and dancing. She has a beautiful soul with a beautiful smile and always likes to make new friends. She likes her sister Simplicia to tell her cultural stories and then she makes up her own ones too.
Art centre: Munupi Arts, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia
Do not put place/use in direct sunlight or colors may fade. To clean – careful hand-wash in warm water using a wool detergent. Can be ironed on a wool setting.
About the Better World Arts 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.