Kilim (L) – Yoi – Carol Puruntatameri

$750.00

This elegant and simple design is a beautiful depiction of Tiwi iconography

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

Designed by Tiwi Aboriginal artist Carol Puruntatameri and hand embroidered by Kashmiri artisans

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Composition: Hand dyed wool and cotton
Size: 122 x 183 cm (48 x 72 inches)

Features:

  • 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.

The design
During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.

Art centre: Munupi Arts, Melville Island, Northern Territory, Australia

CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
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.

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