"On Wiradjuri Country, scared tree carving was used as markers for ceremonial sites, burials and tribal boundaries.
Intricate line works where carved into the tree trunks.
Bark was also removed from the trees leaving a scar on the trunk for the purposes of making canoes, shields and coolamons.
These series of paintings start a with certain style of lines that lays the foundation of the pattern.
The foundation lines represent:
The pattern itself represents my cultural of the past, present and the future."
- Cara Shields
The Indigenous Collection translates original artworks by First Nation artists into three-dimensional luxury rugs using the finest materials such as wool and silk.
The copyright of the original designs and stories behind each of the artworks remains the property of the individual artist.
Each artist is paid a royalty of every sale.
Size: 2.5M x 3M
If required, the design can be customised regarding shape, size and colour in consultation with the artist
Tappeti acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation.
We acknowledge the Cameraygal people who are the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is located and where we conduct our business.
We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present.
Tappeti is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.