Kip & Co - Djenj Dja Komrdaw Embroidered Cushion
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Part of the incredible Kip&Co x Bábbarra collaboration.
100% cotton cushion, embroidered top
ABOUT THE ARTWORK:
Djenj dja komrdawh, 2006 © Margot Gurawiliwili / Licensed by Copyright Agency
These images are not to be reproduced without the approval of the licensor.
“My country is called Mankorlod. It is near the rock country. My dreaming is komrdawh (long neck turtle), the one I painted in my design. I like to eat komrdawh, it tastes really nice. We catch them in dry and wet season near Mankorlod. This is my first ever design, and I only have one design. I painted it with brush at Bábbarra Women’s Centre, and I feel proud when people print my design.”
The vines depicted in this design grow naturally on the floodplains in Arnhem Land and are used by women to weave and create fibre sculpture. The long-necked turtle and freshwater fish depicted are popular bush foods.
The Bábbarra Women’s Centre in Arnhem Land is governed by women, for women, to enable future enterprises that support healthy and sustainable livelihoods. Initially started as a safe space for women, Bábbarra now designs and hand-prints textiles that are sold around the world.
Bábbarra and Kip&Co divide all profits from the collaboration equally, so 50% of profits will return to the Bábbarra Women’s Centre.