Cotton oven mits from Better World Arts featuring artworks.
The designs belong to Aboriginal artists, who receive generous royalties on every purchase made.
Punu – Cynthia Burke
Cynthia is a highly skilled punu maker. Punu is the Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara word for wood, and refers to the traditional artifacts carved from local hard timbers, usually mulga. The design is applied using hot wire to burn traditional stories and patterns into the surface of the wood. Cynthia is a master Punu maker.
Jilmara – 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.
Puli Puli – Keturah Nangala Zimran
The ancient Australian landscape with it’s eroded forms and organic shapes provides motivation for Keturah’s art. In this work Keturah depicts the natural rock formations (puli) found in and around Haasts Bluff.
The Bombing of Darwin – Susan Wanji Wanji
2013 Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award finalist Susan Wanji Wanji grew up in Maningrida and as a young girl learnt to make bark paintings and intricately woven mats and baskets. Susan has since a unique style that has influence from both Tiwi and Arnhem Land cultures. In 1992 Susan Wanji Wanji travelled to Paris representing Munupi Arts