BWA Embroidered Leather Luggage Tag - Josette Papajua
Make sure your bag will stand out in a crowd with this beautiful embroidered leather luggage tag from Better World Arts, made by Kashmiri artisans based on designs by Aboriginal artists. Tag measures 130mm x 70mm (plus strap)
The artist and artwork -
Based on artwork by Tiwi artist Josette Papajua.
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.
The Handicraft -
Developed over generations Kashida is one of the oldest Kashmiri handicrafts.
All products produced by Better World Arts cross cultural projects return royalties to the artists and their communities.