Cushion cover 'Women's Story' design by Nelly Patterson

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Cushion cover 'Women's Story' design by Nelly Patterson

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40 x 40cm

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This is a very important woman’s story for Nelly. Its a story about the strong woman’s culture. Nelly sings the story while she is painting. Nelly is worried for her peoples culture and special ceremonial songs. Nelly tells the story like this. There are many women sitting together, young old and middle age women. All the elders begin singing together and the middle age people join in, singing and dancing. The women begin having a big ceremony. It is very important ceremony for all these women. The elders tell the middle age women not to tell the young people the sacred songs because they are not keeping them secret and safe. The orange circle symbolises a nulla nulla which is special tool also used for dancing.

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