Patterson 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: Nelly Patterson
This is an epic Tjukurpa, creation story. A man, Wati Nyiru chases 7 sisters across Australia shaping the land as they went. He wanted to marry the big sister and sang about how much he wanted her. The girls kept running and escaped into the sky becoming the Pleiades constellation, and Wati Nyiru became Orion, forever unable to catch the sisters.
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Better World Art Artists
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.