Better World Arts Rug Wool Table Runner | Jilamara Design

$99.00

Handwoven Kashmir wool table runner woven with exceptional Aboriginal Australian art. The artist owns the art and is paid a regular royalty for its use under the Indigenous Art Code. Each one includes a description of the art and its meaning to the artist as well as telling the story of the artist. Fair Trade produced from wool in Kashmir. Dimensions: length 120 cm, width 30 cm.

Artist: Josette Papajua.

Description: During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.