Josette Papajua Munupi Wool Table Runner - Jilamara Design

Better World Arts

  • $109.95

Only 1 left!

Featuring artwork designed by Indigenous artist, Josette Papajua Munupi, this intricate piece will add a unique and beautiful touch to dining table or buffet.

  • Pure wool chainstitch table runner
  • 30cm x 120cm
  • Designed by Aboriginal artist, Josette Papajua Munupi
  • The artist receives royalties for every sale
  • Handstitched by artisans in Kashmir
  • Fair Trade

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.

How It's Made

Chainstitch is a traditional Kashmiri handicraft and important to the local economy. This work is produced in remote villages and provides important supplementary income between harvests and other rural work. The stitching is done by hand using an 'sari', a sharp hooked tool similar to a crochet hook.

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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