EDITION RUG 'Tjurkurrpa Pulka' - Minma (Big Womens Story) design by Nelly Patterson

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EDITION RUG 'Tjurkurrpa Pulka' - Minma (Big Womens Story) design by Nelly Patterson

187.00

Limited edition rug # /100

61 x 91cm

Hand dyed, chain stitched wool finished with a heavy cotton backing. This rug is born of a cross cultural collaboration between Aboriginal artists and traditional Kashmiri weavers through Better World Arts.

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.

Text courtesy of Better World Arts.

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