Cross Culture Paper Mache Bangle featuring this beautiful design by MITJILI Napurrula
Bangle width 61-71cm diameter.
Story: Mitjili paints the Watiya Tjuta tree. Mitjili’s style is unique and recognisable. The Watiya Tjuta in Mitjili’s paintings is her father’s Tjukurrpa (dreaming) in Ilyingaungau country (Gibson Desert). This was passed down to her by her mother, Tjunkayi Napaltjareri when story telling, using the same to draw the story as it is told in the traditional way. She remembers “…After I got married, my mother taught me my father’s Tjukurrpa in the sand, that’s what I’m painting on the canvas”, a women’s interpretation.
Royalties from this product are given to the artists and their communities.
Made by Better World Arts.
Better World arts has been operating for over two decades. Their role models were Oxfam, Fred Hollows (the Fred Hollows Foundation) and Anita Roddick (The Body Shop).
Initially, They worked with traditional handicrafts. In 1996 they invited Aboriginal artists to join our projects and soon after decided to focus on the Aboriginal art side of the projects and left the normal handicrafts to others like Oxfam.
They work with traditional artisans from remote regions in Kashmir, Peru, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal (Tibetan refugees), who take the design from the Aboriginal artists from remote communities across Australia; from Arnhem Land to Central and the Western Desert regions, from rural locations and from cities, and create beautiful products at affordable prices. The traditional artists in Australian and other parts of the world both benefit and keep their old craft alive.