Hand Stitched Wool Rug - Yaritji Heffernan
Clayfire Gallery

Hand Stitched Wool Rug - Yaritji Heffernan

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These beautiful, unique rugs are a cross-cultural collaboration combining Aboriginal designs and traditional Kashmiri rug-making techniques. Chain stitched, using hand dyed wool and finished with a heavy cotton backing, each rug is a completely handmade piece.

Artist: Yaritji Heffernan

Yaritji describes this painting as Minyma Tjukurpa – women’s dreaming. This story is from Yaritji’s mother it is an old dreaming story from Tjutaku Ngura (country). This painting shows women’s ceremony – secret women’s business. The women are sitting around fires and are inside caves. These caves are women’s places only. The women go here to tell stories and make lots of mai – food. There are three water holes in the middle of the painting.

3x5ft (91x152cm)