Aboriginal Art Cotton Tea Towel by Dianne A Dawson
CROSS-CULTURAL PROJECTS - fine art - fine craft - ethical trade
We work with traditional artisans from remote regions in Kashmir, Peru, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal (Tibetan refugees).
We work with Australian Aboriginal artists from remote communities across Australia, from Arnhem Land to Central and the Western Desert regions, from rural locations and from cities. Artists own the images used and it is up to them how they can be used.
Artists benefit from royalties paid to them on a monthly basis. Art centres benefit from a substantial profit share paid on their investments.
Artisans benefit by having culturally appropriate opportunities, they are able to supplement rural income by practising age-old traditions in their own homes located in remote beautiful clean villages.
Our printing is a hand process that traditional handicraft workers can adopt, already having a similar skills set. Handicrafts in general are struggling to survive, pushed aside by industrial mass production. People are being displaced from their home villages due to lack of income. Screen printing is both productive and a clean industry that can be practiced on a small scale. We use water based inks. The designs belong to Aboriginal artists, who receive generous royalties on every purchase made.
This is the story of two sisters. They are travelling on foot around Australia through sandhills and mountains looking for mai (food). When the women get to Wamitja they camp there the night. In the morning they see a man by himself sleeping on the top of a mountain. The ladies hit the man and roll him to a cave and hide his body. They keep travelling towards Uluru.
Please be advised there are shipping delays due to COVID19 for both Australian and International.
Australian Shipping with Australia Post Sachtel $15 flat rate, please allow 2-3 working days from dispatch for delivery.
Most clothing is available to send immediately, and will be done so. Occasionally we will need to get it in from our Australian warehouse, which means it will be a few extra days.
Some countries will have their own import duties and other taxes on goods when entering their country, where which the purchaser will be responsible for these. International orders will not pay the Australian 10% GST tax, but will need to pay there own governments tax upon receiving their order.