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Indigenous Art Paper Star - Damien and Yilpi Marks - The Fair Trader
Indigenous Art Paper Star - Damien and Yilpi Marks - The Fair Trader
$9.95

Indigenous Art Paper Star - Damien and Yilpi Marks

Better World Arts

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Adorn your Christmas tree or home with a beautiful artwork by an Indigenous artist.
  • Large Christmas paper star
  • Measures 25cm
  • Designed by Indigenous artists, Damien and Yilpi Marks
  • The artist receives royalties for the use of their design
  • Thread loop for hanging
  • Made Fair Trade in India

Please note: this star will arrive flat packed. Simply fan out the star and fasten with the string and toggle.

About the Artwork

This is a very detailed painting which describes a dry time of year in Damien’s homeland, Mount Liebig. The painting illustrates aspects of landscape and culture around that area that was told to Damien by his great-grandmother and great- grandfather. There are women sitting with their children collecting bush potatoes (the mass of red shapes at the bottom of the painting). The women are talking and getting ready for a ceremony. There is one man (wati) sitting down with his waru (spear). The spinifex is dry and so the man is walking around making bushfires. He is a good man, he is undertaking controlled burnings so the spinifex burns up and then good fruits can grow after this. There are several symbols in this painting. The small sun-like symbols represent women’s body painting – these are the images the women are painting on each other as they sit down ready for inma – traditional ceremony. There is a dry creek bed running through the painting (in red and white), and there are cracks in the ground and claypans. There are also dried rockholes (tjukula), and next to them are tali – sandhills.

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.

All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by one of our small team, using FSC certified paper bags and recycled paper pulp. When your beautiful products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

We can gift wrap products in your order at no extra cost. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

Enjoy $10 flat rate postage available Australia and New Zealand wide and FREE POSTAGE of orders over $150.00.

We will to ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.

Shipping & Delivery

All of our products are packaged and shipped to you from our store in Melbourne, Victoria by one of our small team, using FSC certified paper bags and recycled paper pulp. When your beautiful products don't fit in one of our parcel bags, we try and reuse boxes that have been sent to us.

We can gift wrap products in your order at no extra cost. This can be added at checkout along with a short note to the person receiving the gift.

Enjoy $10 flat rate postage available Australia and New Zealand wide and FREE POSTAGE of orders over $150.00.

We will to ship your order within 2 business days through Australia Post. Express Post is also available and can be selected at checkout.

Our Ethics

Our products are a curated selection of intentional and purposeful items which work towards alleviating global issues and inequities. Many of our products hold Fair Trade Certifications from the World Fair Trade Organisation, Fair Trade Australia & New Zealand as well as sustainable textile certifications such as the GOTS Certification. Read more about our product selection process here.