Josette Papajua 'Jilamara' Fine Modal Scarf
- 100% Modal aka Rayon, a natural cellulose fibre
- Size: 200 x 74cm
- Made in Amritsar, India in Fair Trade conditions
- The artist receives royalties for their artwork
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.
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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.