Stephen Jupurrurla Nelson 'Janganpa Jukurrpa' Wool Rug - Chainstitch - 5 x 3ft
- Designed in Australia by Aboriginal artist, Stephen Jupurrurla Nelson
- Handmade in Kashmir in Fair Trade conditions
- 91cm x 152cm / 5 x 3 ft
- Stitched loop section on back to thread wooden rod for wall hanging (wooden rod not included)
- Non-slip grip dots on reverse if you should choose to use as a floor rug
- Certificate of Authenticity
About the Design:
Janganpa Jukurrpa (Bush-tail Possum Dreaming)
This story comes from a big hill called Mawurrji, west of Yuendumu and north of Pikilyi (Vaughan Springs). A group of 'janganpa' ancestors resided there. Every night they would go out in search of food. Their hunting trips took them to Wirlki and Wanapirdi, where they found 'pamapardu' (flying ants).
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.