Better World Arts Christmas Star Card - Rama Kaltu-Kaltu Sampson
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 Rama Kaltu-Kaltu Sampson. Rama’s painting illustrates the Mingkiri Tjukurpa – the dreaming of the marsupial mice near Kuntjanu, Rama’s country in remote north-western South Australia. The painting shows the many burrows where the mingkiri live. The mingkiri are digging with their mulya (noses) to block their holes. When Rama talks about the Wanampi Tjukurpa (Rainbow Serpent Dreaming), he says that many stories are all together – tjungu. The Mingkiri people cry when Wanampi is speared by a left handed man, but his son was in the womb of Wanampi’s wife, so the rainbow serpent still lives today at the rockhole in Kuntjanu. The kuniya (python) and liru (snake) people are also all here, in this one big story.
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.