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Better World Arts

Morris (Purple) Large Box 4.5x9.5x11.5cm

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These gorgeous handcrafted boxes are perfect for storing jewellery or other small items. They are made from papier mache and each box is individually hand painted. 

Naqqashi; Hand painting is a highly skilled profession in the Kashmir valley. Developed over generations and still used to decorate the hand made kar-e-kalamdani (paper mache) this low tech, low carbon footprint industry maintains cultural practices and traditional incomes that assist families to live an economically and culturally sound lifestyle in their home villages. The box papier mache base used for the boxes is made from recycled paper.

Please note: This product is painted by hand so the artwork may differ slightly from the images. 

Product: Large Box 
Materials: papier mache 
Dimensions: 4.5cm x 9.5cm x 11.5cm 
Artist: Murdie Nampijinpa Morris

Two dog ancestors, a Jampijinpa and a Napangardi, travelled from the west to the east. They dug holes in the ground and created ‘warnirri’ (rockholes) and ‘ngapa’ (waterholes) as they went. The two dogs separated. Eventually Jampijinpa became lonely and howled for Napangardi in the south. She came running to him, and they married each other at Ngarnka.

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Arnhem Land, Central & Western Desert regions

Better World Artists are a collection of Australian Aboriginal artists from remote communities across Australia. They collaborate with traditional artisans from remote regions in Kashmir, Peru, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal to create beautiful hand crafted products.

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