Gorgeous handcrafted Fair Trade laquerware boxes. Stunning handpainted art adrons them made by Indigenous Australian artists. Each artist retains ownership of their art and is paid a regular royalty for its use under the Indigenous Art Code. Each box includes a description of the art and its meaning to the artist as well as telling the story of the artist. Fair Trade produced by small artisanal enterprises in India. Dimensions: length 9.5 cm, width 7.5 cm, height 4.5 cm.
Artists: Damien and Yilpi Marks.
Description: This design is from an original painting of Damien's country, Mt. Liebig, west of Papunya. Damien's great grandfather and his family are travelling through the desert towards Kintore, collecting food. In the bottom right hand corner the sun is setting over a hillside. The family stops to camp at different places along the way. The red concentric circles are dry rockholes, and the blue and white concentric circles represent rockholes that are filled with clean water, that flows on into the creek. The red stripes coming out of the centre of the right hand side of the painting lead to one of these waterholes these are the tracks of the family walking through the sand. In this painting you can also see spinifex bushes (the yellow star-like symbols), and dry claypans with cracks in the earth.
Lacquerware Box - Mt. Liebig Country
Better World Arts (Australia)