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Aboriginal Grandmother's Country Journal A5

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Unique art inspired gifts
Supports Aboriginal artists
Meaningful gifts at great value
Celebrating Indigenous culture
Product Description

This Grandmothers Country Journal is not only a journal, but also a journey through the life of the artists in the Sacred Country collection. As you go through this journal, you will find little surprises throughout; be it Aboriginal stories, quotes of famous artists or Indigenous artworks of the various artists in this collection, as well as imagery that will take you back to the Northern Territory of Australia.

  • A5 notebook, 78 lined pages
  • Eco-friendly, FSC certified paper
  • Full of personal insights and quotes from artists
  • Notebook closure elastic to keep your pen or special reminders 
  • Plastic-free packaging
  • Designed in Australia
  • Member of the Indigenous Art Code
  • Australian owned and operated company
  • A portion of each sale goes to the artist
    ARTIST & ARTWORK

    Michelle Possum Michelle was born at Napperby Station, Northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. She was taught to paint by her father Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. Clifford is the most renowned painter of the founding group of Papunya artists.

    Michelle’s work has a strong connection to her father, family and land. Her paintings can incorporate strong figurative elements as well as important topography relating to her family's country, such as the abundance of food and water. In addition to sacred landmarks and iconography, MIchelle's artwork includes important bush tucker and waterholes, making a meaningful connection to modern kitchens, the source of such provisions.

    Grandmothers Country Design

    The Dreamings that Michelle Possum paints come from Yuelamu on her home country at Mt Allan. These include the stories of Seven Sisters Dreaming, Bush Tucker stories including Seed Dreaming, Bush Coconut, Fire Dreaming, Goanna Dreaming, and Grandmother’s Country, many of which she combines together in complex interwoven designs.

    Mainly depicting the overview of maps of traditional Country from her family lands, Michelle describes the many important cultural sites she knows well. Her paintings have gained wide popularity partly due to the fact that as we come to understand the iconography, the paintings make fascinating narratives for a western audience. They are populated not only with plants and food resources and waterholes, but also with people sitting in the landscape – men with hunting implements and women with digging sticks and coolamons.

    OUR PROMISE

    We passionately believe in making unique, special and delightfully different high-quality art-inspired gifts both affordable and accessible.

    All Koh Living Artists are Australian based, and all design work is completed in Australia. Koh Living Founder Tui Cordemans personally selects all artists and oversees all designs with special focus always being placed on unique and meaningful designs with stories to be told.  Koh Living is a proud and active member of the Indigenous Art Code and practises ethical trading of Aboriginal Art.

    Only the highest quality products are approved for sale by Koh Living with all manufacturers involved being either BSCI certified or complying with equivalent global social and compliance standards.  All manufacturing and logistics processes follow best practice guidelines and processes are regularly inspected.

    SHIPPING AND RETURNS

    Your order is normally dispatched from Koh the next business day, and each one has a tracking number so that you can trace where it is in the delivery process at any time.  During sale periods this may stretch to 3 working days. Between Christmas and the 2nd week in Jan your order will be dispatched within 3 business days as our dispatch elves take a well needed break.

    In Australia we use Australia Post - Regular Parcel Post delivers in 3-5 days to Metro and 10 days to Country within your state, and 10+ days interstate. For Express Post - delivery is faster, but Australia Post cannot guarantee delivery timeframes like it used to pre COVID-19.  We are noticing delays of many days, and appreciate your patience as Australia Post works with it's increased volume and challenges. 

    International deliveries may also experience delays in delivery.

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