These cushion covers are chainstitched by Kashmiri artisans in India. They are a fair trade product with Ikuntji Artists’ Alice Nampitjinpa’s artwork of the rockhole. Better World Arts creates these beautiful cushion covers in collaboration with Ikuntji Artists.
The artwork by Alice Nampitjinpa featured on the cushion is about a rockhole at Taalalpi West of Kintore, the artist’s country.
These cushions are filled and come in a deflated state.
They come in two sizes:
12 inch or 30 x 30 cm is small
16 inch or 40 x 40 cm is medium
These beautiful, unique textiles are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool, each is a completely handmade piece. This project is unusual because it is owned by the artists, rather than licensed to a third party. A more empowering way to work, this brings many direct benefits to the artists’ and their community. Control and ownership of intellectual property are also maintained. Purchase of these products guarantees a direct return to the Aboriginal artist and their community.
As these products are handmade, there maybe minor variations in dye and design.