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Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Blue & Orange - The Fair Trader
Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Blue & Orange - The Fair Trader
Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Blue & Orange - The Fair Trader
Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Blue & Orange - The Fair Trader
Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Blue & Orange - The Fair Trader
$44.95

Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Blue & Orange

Better World Arts

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A gorgeous set of coasters featuring vibrant artwork by Aboriginal artist, Julie Woods.

  • Set of 6 coasters in box
  • Paper mache made from recycled paper
  • 3.8 x 11 x 11cm
  • Design by Indigenous artist, Julie Woods
  • Fair Trade
  • Handcrafted by artisans in Kashmir
  • The artist receives monthly royalties

About the Artwork

Julie is telling the story of two sisters travelling through her mother’s country towards Docker River, Northern Territory. They stopped at Ilkuwaratjara and cut a wana (digging sIck). The punu (wood) was really straight. The little sister was gettng homesick, but the big sister said; “No, I am taking you to meet your family.” Along the way they were digging for kuka (meat such as goanna) and Niny (Bilby). They got kuka and they were happy to have a good feed. The ‘U’ shapes are the sisters. Next to them are their wana or digging sick. The circles represent rock or water holes where water collects after the rains.

About the Handicraft - Kar-e-Kalamdani

Kar-e-Kalamdani is the local name for paper mache, a Kashmiri cottage industry introduced to the Kashmir valley in the 15th century by the Moghul prince Zain-ul-Abadin, along with a number of other Persian crafts. There are many steps in the process: making pulp from recycled paper, molding and finishing the shapes, hand painting (naqqashi) and varnishing.

Better World Arts

Better World Arts facilitates cross cultural art projects between Aboriginal artists in Australia, and artisans in Kashmir and 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.

About the Makers

Better World Arts

Better World Arts facilitates cross cultural art projects between Aboriginal artists in Australia, and artisans in Kashmir and 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.

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.