Better World Arts Christmas Star Card - Paddy Stewart
Large Christmas card with large detachable star decoration , with matching gold envelope. Card size is 125 x 175 mm and it is blank inside; large star decoration is 80 x 80mm approx. The perfect gift for friends and family.
The Art -
Based on a painting by Paddy Stewart. This painting shows the Yam and Bush Tomato Dreamings. You can see the Yams and the small round berries of the Bush Tomatoes. The place associated with this Dreaming is west of Yuendumu. In the Dreamtine the people used to eat these fruits and vegetables, just as our old people lived off them. What I have painted here is the Dreamtime Yams and Bush Tomatoes. I painted them here for the children to see.
The Artisans -
The detachable stars are lacquerware, a traditional Kashmiri handicraft, which is made from recycled paper then hand painted by artisans utilising Aboriginal artists' designs.
The paper for the cards is hand made in Jaipur (North India) from a SEDEX certified supplier. It is made using recycled cotton scraps from the garment industry. No wood or toxic chemicals are used in their production.
All products produced by Better World Arts cross cultural projects return royalties to the artists and their communities.