Velvet Clutch Bag W/Wrist Strap - Kulama Ceremony Design

Velvet Clutch Bag W/Wrist Strap - Kulama Ceremony Design

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This velvet clutch bag with wrist strap is a cross cultural project, designed in Australia and handmade in Kashmir.

The design is applied to the velvet by Kashida, one of the oldest Kashmiri handicrafts. It is applied to the velvet by hand with the help of a small "aari" hand tool similar to a crochet hook. The clutch bag contains bright satin lining, with a small zipper pocket inside for smaller items, and a wrist strap to leave you hands free. 

This design is owned by Nina Puruntatameri Munupi Arts.

The Kulama ceremony was given to the Tiwi people by the Nyingawi, who are little spirit people (as depicted in Tiwi mythology). It is a celebration of life and food, occurring at the end of wet season. The Tiwi know when to perform Kulama when the last full moon of the wet season has a yellow halo surrounding it, which tells them that Japarra (the moon man) is ready for it to begin. 

Approx. 15cm x 23cm


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