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.
Artist: Daisybell Tjalumi Kulyuru
Daisybell was born in Pukatja (Ernabella) in 1971 in the APY Lands in northern South Australia. She has previously worked at Ernabella Arts and she learnt to paint award winning canvas and batik after finishing school. Daisybell’s artwork themes include bushtucker, and traditional imagery. She has worked at Ernabella School as an Aboriginal Education Worker and now lives with her two children and travels between Adelaide and Ernabella.
Design Story: Daisybell describes this painting as Walka – any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, on rock or on sand and can have cultural significance. This painting depicts tjulpun tjulpunpa or wildflowers from the bush. They can be seen in all forms throughout the lands, especially after the big rains fall.
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.