Set/6 Coasters - Travelling Through Country
These set of six lacquerware coasters are part of a cross cultural project, designed in Australia and handmade in Kashmir using paper maché and lacquerware techniques. There are many steps to the process including creating pulp from recycled paper, moulding and finishing the shapes, hand painting, and varnishing. Individual coasters feature a felt base to prevent scratching any surfaces, and the full set of six fit neatly inside the matching box.
The design is owned by Damien and Yilpi Marks.
Mt. Liebig, west of Papunya. Damien's great grandfather and his family are travelling through the desert towards Kintore, collecting food, camping. The sun is setting over a hillside. The red concentric circles are dry rock holes, and the blue and white are filled with clean water. The red stripes are the tracks of the family walking through the sand.
Individual coasters measure approx. 8.5cm x 8.5cm.