Jillan Charcoal Soap
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Aboriginal Australia has been utilising charcoal for tens of thousands of years as a natural cleaning property. Throughout the day, dirt and toxins are settling over your pores making them more noticeable and enlarged in appearance. As charcoal removes toxins, it can help reduce the instances of acne and other skin impurities you might suffer from. It also works wonders for completely removing makeup.
Jillan (Charcoal) used to create this soap is sourced from Girringun’s rainforest timbers. Fire from which charcoal is derived, was and is important to the traditional owners of Girringun. There are may protocols and beliefs associated with fire and the tools used to create it. Traditionally Jillan was used for painting the body and objects including bagu (firemaker), bigin (shields) and wangal (boomerang) and as a pacifier for teething babies.
Materials: Charcoal and goats milk soap.
Dimensions: 7 x 7 x 7 cm.
About Girringun Art Centre
Emerging from the rainforest canopy and a culture spanning countless generations, the work of Girringun artists is attracting a lot of attention.
Established in 2008, the Girringun Art Centre is home to multi-award winning artists and craftsmen. Located in Cardwell, Queensland, Girringun represents artists from nine Traditional Owner Groups: the Nywaigi, Gugu Badhan, Warrgamay, Warungnu, Bandjin, Girramay, Gulngay, Jirrbal and Djiru people.
The traditional country of these groups covers some 25,000 square kilometres of country in the state's far-North. Objects from this country are significantly different from those of much of the rest of Australia. Weaving is done by both men and women, and the diversity of resources between land and sea have resulted in a vast array of implements being crafted for use.