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Aboriginal Scented Kakadu Plum Candle Tin

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Unique art inspired gifts
Supports Aboriginal artists
Meaningful gifts at great value
Made in Australia
Product Description

Kakadu Plum - Violet blooms, red berries and cherry cola, ripe plums, musk and candied orange zest.

Take a wander through the Australia bushlands in search of Kakadu plums. Our Aboriginal Candle Tin is made from natural soy wax, infused with natural oils and and is proudly Australian-made. Featuring the exquisite artwork "Women's Dreaming" by Indigenous artist Khatija Possum, it's a sensory masterpiece that pays tribute to our rich culture and lush landscapes, igniting a deep connection to the land and its stories. Illuminate your space with heritage and aromatic delight.
  • Size: 170g candle comes in a metal tin
  • 100% natural soy wax
  • 30 hrs burn time
  • Lead-free cotton wicks
  • No Parabens. No Silicones. No PEGs.
  • Designed and made in Australia
  • Comes beautifully Gift Boxed
  • Tin can be re-used as storage (coins, jewellery, etc)
  • A portion of the sale goes to the artist
  • Member of the Indigenous Art Code
  • Australian owned and operated company

 

ARTIST & ARTWORK

About Khatija Possum

Khatija acquired her painting skills through direct observation and hands-on experience under her mother's guidance. Her mother's art is dedicated to preserving traditional stories and styles, and this can also be seen in Khatija's work.

This process emphasises the integral role of art in the intergenerational transmission of Aboriginal culture and stories.

Women’s Dreaming Design Story

The Women’s Dreaming paintings by Khatija Possum depicts Women’s ceremonial sites surrounding Tjukurla in the western desert of Central Australia – traditional homelands to the artist’s great grandmother. Ceremonial sites carry a deep spiritual meaning, and it is where the women narrate their sacred Aboriginal dreamtime stories, through song lines, dance cycles and body paint.

This painting has many secret and sacred landmarks and iconography but also includes the important fire, bush tucker and waterholes that are imperative to the women as the ceremonies can last for over a week.

Though primarily a landscape painting Khatija has surpassed the basic stories and landmarks and has expanded this art of body painting and ceremonial themes into a classic contemporary composition, using modern acrylic paints.

For Khatija Possum, painting is in her blood. A descendant of the famous Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Khatija has paved her own way and made a name for herself in the art world. Born in 1989 in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, she has been deeply influenced by her grandfather, Clifford Possum, and her mother, Michelle Possum Nungurrayi artwork. When Khatija was nine, her mother began to paint again and it was at this time that Khatija fell in love with her mother’s work and indeed painting. Through observing and assisting her mother Khatija learnt to paint. It is this process that highlights the importance of art in keeping culture alive as stories and skills are passed from one generation to the next.

As a mother herself, the importance of keeping her cultural heritage strong is of great consequence.

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. 

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.

Aboriginal Scented Kakadu Plum Candle Tin
Aboriginal Scented Kakadu Plum Candle Tin
Aboriginal Scented Kakadu Plum Candle Tin
Aboriginal Scented Kakadu Plum Candle Tin