Better World Arts Christmas Star Card - Damien & Yilpi Marks
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 -
This beautiful image depicts the sandhills of Damien Marks' country, Mount Liebig, towards Papunya. When you see the hills from a distance, the wind blows through the sand, making the hills move and change form. The wind makes ripples, undulations and ridges in the sand in the same shapes and patterns that can be seen in this painting. These sandhills are a common sight around Papunya – some of the hills are so large they can only be walked across. In between the sandhills are dry claypans and rockholes.
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.