CUSHION cover 'Walka' design by Karen Kulyuru

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CUSHION cover 'Walka' design by Karen Kulyuru

60.00

40 x 40cm

Karen describes her original painting from which this design is drawn, as Walka. Walka is any meaningful mark or pattern and may be an image on a cave wall, on rock or on sand and has cultural and ritual significance. It is used on the body during inma or ceremony. This painting depicts tjulpuntjulpunpa – wildflowers, and is reminiscent of the designs that are created on batik silks – a skill which Karen and many of her family members from Ernabella are very well known for. Karen is very influenced by the beautiful colours and shapes of the landscape. She often illustrates aspects of nature in her work, from the desert country where she grew up and also likes to paint the flora here in Adelaide, where she has lived for many years.

Hand dyed, chain stitched wool finished with a heavy cotton backing. This cushion cover is born of a cross cultural collaboration between Aboriginal artists and traditional Kashmiri weavers through Better World Arts, certified 'Fair Traders of Australia'.

Purchase of this cushion cover directly benefits the artists and and their communities, control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained.

Text courtesy of Better World Arts

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