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.


Artist: Josette Papajua.

 

Description: During Ceremony on the Tiwi Islands a series of “Yoi”, dances are performed, some are totemic (matrilineal) and others act out newly composed songs. Participants are painted with turtiyanginari (natural ochres) transforming the dancers and protecting them against mapurtiti (spirits). These designs are collectively called Jilamara.

Lacquerware Box - Yoi Dances

$18.60Price
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    Better World Arts (Australia)

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