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: Karen Barnes
Karen is a great observer of wild life. Her portraits of animals and birds are fresh and lively, capturing much of the fauna that inhabits her country around Yuendumu. She gives us a unique visual of the animals in her environment. This image shows a row of beautiful Budgerigars.