Kilim (L) – Andrea Adamson – Seven Sisters

$760.00

This important Tjukurpa (Creation Story) is rendered in a glorious palette.

Design based on an original artwork by Andrea Adamson Tiger from the APY Lands in northern South Australia and hand embroidered by Kashmiri artisans.

These beautiful woollen embroideries work equally well as floor rugs and wall hangings making superb statement pieces with colour, warmth and texture.

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Composition: Hand dyed, embroidered wool on a cotton canvas backing
Size: 122 x 183 cm (48 x 72 inches)

The colours are beautiful but not quite as vivid as the image

Features:

  • Hand embroidered/chain-stitched
  • All natural fibres – embroidered wool on cotton canvas
  • Hand-dyed to match artwork colours
  • 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 displayed on a wall portrait or landscape if preferred.

The artist:

Andrea Adamson Tiger has a distinguished artistic family and strong cultural connections to her family homelands around Amata on the APY Lands. Her aunt Rini Tiger and her grandfather Tiger Palpatja are significant painters of the Anangu Creation stories. One of the major Dreaming tracks or songlines on this Country is the Seven Sisters Tjukurrpa. This story forms the basis for many of the paintings by Andrea Adamson.
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Title: Kungkarrangalpa Tjukurpa (Seven Sisters Creation Story)
Andrea tells us about the seven sisters and their travels through the country as they are pursued by Wati (Man) Nyiru. Nyiru fell in love with the sisters, and even though they were of the wrong skin name, he was desperate to make them his. As the women fled from Wati Nyiru they created the country and landscape around Andrea’s home, Mala. Eventually the sisters fled to the milky way where they can still be seen. The sisters are now the Pleiades and Nyiru is Orion, he is never going to catch them now.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
Do not put place/use in direct sunlight or colors may fade. Dry Cleaning recommended. Can be ironed on a wool steam setting to remove creases.

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.

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