Cushion Cover - Murdie Nampijinpa Morris
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This traditional Kashmiri handicraft vitally supplements an often fluctuating rural income. Wool is custom dyed to match the original artist's image and hand stitched onto a cotton base. Each cushion is backed with natural coloured cotton canvas, and closes with a zip.
In this dreaming story, two dog ancestors, a Jampijinpa and a Napangardi, travelled from the west to the east. At tapu (a rockhole) the two dogs separated. The female dog, Napangardi, went to the south. The male dog, Jampijinpa, went to the north. Eventually he became lonely and howled for Napangardi in the south. She came running to him and they married each other at Ngarnka. They wore men’s and women’s marriage headdresses, and Jampijinpa painted himself with white clay for the ceremony. The two dogs continued running east, before arriving in Warlaku (Ali Curung). this way, the ‘Malikijarra Jukurrpa’ (two dogs Dreaming) tells the story of proper conduct in families and marriages.
40 cm x 40 cm
CUSHION COVER ONLY