Set/6 Coasters - Family & 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.
This is a teaching painting, describing a dry season on Mount Liebig, in the Northern Territory. Women & children collect bush potatoes & prepare for inma (ceremony). A man, wati, sits down with his waru (spear). Controlled burnings are taking place as the spinifex is dry, and this means good fruits can grow.
Individual coasters measure approx. 8.5cm x 8.5cm.