Damien and Yilpi Marks Tea Towel
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This colourful cotton tea towel is based on artwork by Aboriginal artist, Damien and Yilpi Marks
Royalties from this product directly benefit the artist and their community and the tea towel is packaged with information about the artist and artwork.
This is a very detailed painting which describes a dry time of year in Damiens homeland, Mount Liebig. The painting illustrates aspects of landscape and culture around that area that was told to Damien by his great-grandmother and great- grandfather. There are women sitting with their children collecting bush potatoes (the mass of red shapes at the bottom of the painting). The women are talking and getting ready for a ceremony. There is one man (wati) sitting down with his waru (spear). The spinifex is dry and so the man is walking around making bushfires. He is a good man, he is undertaking controlled burnings so the spinifex burns up and then good fruits can grow after this. There are several symbols in this painting. The small sun-like symbols represent womens body painting these are the images the women are painting on each other as they sit down ready for inma traditional ceremony. There is a dry creek bed running through the painting (in red and white), and there are cracks in the ground and claypans. There are also dried rockholes (tjukula), and next to them are tali sandhills.
Size: 62.5CM X 42.5CM
HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE TEA TOWELS! I CANT IMAGINE ANYONE WOULD WANT TO USE THEM. PERHAPS FRAME?
AND THE SOAPS SMELL GORGEOUS.
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Please thank everyone.
Ps Thank you also for the hand balm, and the cute little message at the bottom of the box.