Yirrikapayi (Crocodile) Paper-mâché Box by Edward Yunupingu

$24.95

Only a few left in stock

Large Box 4.5 x 9.5 x 11.5 cm

Artist: Edward Yunupingu

About the Artwork: "My name is Edward Yunupingu, I have lived on the Tiwi Islands all my life.I went to school at Nguiu and then Darwin. I started carving at Nguiu as a young man, but last year (2007) I came to Pirlangimpi to paint and carve at Munupi arts and Crafts."

Naqqashi-Hand painting is a highly skilled profession in the Kashmir valley. Developed over generations and still used to decorate the hand made kar-e-kalamdani (paper mache) this low tech, low carbon footprint industry maintains cultural practices and traditional incomes that assist families to live an economically and culturally sound lifestyle in their home villages. The box papier mache base used for the boxes is made from recycled paper.The box papier mache base used for the boxes is made from recycled paper.

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