Julie Woods Coaster Set - Two Sisters - Orange Red & Purple
A gorgeous set of coasters featuring vibrant artwork by Aboriginal artist, Julie Woods.
- Set of 6 coasters
- 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.
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.
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