Cushion Cover Wool (40cmx40cm) - CROSS CULTURAL PROJECT
Aboriginal Artwork translated with ‘Gabba’ Chain-Stitch This is a traditional Kashmiri handicraft and important to the local economy. This work is produced in remote villages. Wool is dyed in situ and groups of people gather in local homes surrounded by family and friends to work. The stitching is done by hand and using an ‘aari’, a sharp hooked tool similar to a crochet hook. Finished rugs and cushions are washed in nearby streams.
Artist: Yaritji Heffernan
Yaritji describes this painting as Minyma Tjukurpa – women’s dreaming. This story is from Yaritji’s mother it is an old dreaming story from Tjutaku Ngura (country). This painting shows women’s ceremony – secret women’s business. The women are sitting around fires and are inside caves. These caves are women’s places only. The women go here to tell stories and make lots of mai – food. There are three water holes in the middle of the painting.