Josette Papajua Leather Clutch

Better World Arts

  • $48.95

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This unique clutch features the artwork of Indigenous artist, Josette Papajua. The piece depicts dancing and songs being performed during Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands.
  • Leather clutch
  • Includes wrist strap, zip top and internal zip pocket
  • Chainstitched by hand by artisans in India
  • Fair Trade
  • Measures 22 x 14 cm
  • Artists receive royalties for their artwork
About the Artwork

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.

Better World Arts

Better World Arts facilitates cross cultural art projects between Aboriginal artists in Australia, and artisans in India. The Aboriginal artists are paid royalties for their designs, and the artisans in India work in conditions that encompass the 10 Principles of Fair Trade, including receiving a fair wage, working in safe conditions, and ensuring there is no child labour or forced labour.

Read more about Better World Arts here.

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