INDIGENOUS COLLECTIONS

JARJUMS – Rugs by Indigenous Youth


A unique Indigenous student Arts Engagement Program

“An artistic expression of cultural stories influenced by the knowledge of an Elder and their families, through the eyes Indigenous youth.”

Lead by respected Aboriginal artist Chris Edwards, Simon Robinson (Director of The Rug Collection) and Wirriimbi Designs hosted a hands-on cultural exchange craft workshop, which inspired the imagination and creativity of Aboriginal youth and their families, to convey their important cultural stories through the non written language of visual symbols/icons through artwork.

Six artworks were selected and hand tufted into the limited edition Jarjums (Kids) Collection by Indigenous Youth Collection.




QUINDALUP BY KYLEIGHA CRAWFORD

JARJUMS DESIGN PROCESS

QUINDALUP BY KYLEIGHA CRAWFORD


Home By Maawa Mumbulla

JARJUMS ( KIDS ) INDIGENOUS YOUTH COLLECTION

 

“My mother is from salt water country–Gumbaynggirr, on the mid North Coast of NSW, and my father is from freshwater country, Nooghaburra, in North Western NSW.
The yellow and green side of the rug is the freshwater, the purple and black is the saltwater. The circle in the middle represents me and a place to call ‘Home’. The lines that lead into the circle is the connection where it belongs.” – Maawa Mumbulla

Handtufted New Zealand Wool Blend. Custom sizing and colouring available.



Quindalup By Kyleigha Crawford

JARJUMS ( KIDS ) INDIGENOUS YOUTH COLLECTION

 

“This design is about family and us all coming together. The circles are the campfires with my family sitting around them and then the two rivers that join them. I have called this rug Quindalup which means ‘a happy place’.”  – Kyleigha Crawford

Handtufted New Zealand Wool Blend. Custom sizing and colouring available.



Spiritual Animal By Antwon Peckham

JARJUMS ( KIDS ) INDIGENOUS YOUTH COLLECTION

 

“The Owl is a spirit animal. When the Owl spirit appears it is a sign to let family members know that there is an announcement of significance. Most likely symbolic, like a life transition.”  – Antwon Peckham

Handtufted New Zealand Wool Blend. Custom sizing and colouring available.



Bucca By Mandawuy Jarrett

JARJUMS ( KIDS ) INDIGENOUS YOUTH COLLECTION

 

“The rug shows my home in the Nambucca Valley and my home town Bowraville and the places my family gather to spend time together, to yarn and connect. In my design there are the meeting places at the Island (Nambucca Heads) and meeting places in Bowra, where I and my extended family come from. The green mountains and bush represents the Mountains of Bowra.
The water represents the freshwater of Bowra and my favourite beach at “Bucca the Island”. These are special places to me and places I miss because we live in Sydney.”  – Mandawuy Jarrett

Handtufted New Zealand Wool Blend. Custom sizing and colouring available.



Mother Earth Raging Sands By Kohen Sines

JARJUMS ( KIDS ) INDIGENOUS YOUTH COLLECTION

 

“The red line represents the hunting grounds and the connection between islands. The islands of the Torres Strait are depicted in grey while the blue represents the sea. This shows the connection between the Iamo (Yam Island) and Badu Island.” – Denis Tarrant

Handtufted New Zealand Wool Blend. Custom sizing and colouring available.



Traditional Island Hunting Connections By Denis Tarrant

JARJUMS ( KIDS ) INDIGENOUS YOUTH COLLECTION

 

“This design shows the story of Mother Earth and the Raging Sands.

The different colours in this design represent the different sands; the red and brown are the desert sands; the dark grey are the muddy river sands; the creamy white in the middle represent the beach sands. Our Mother Earth owns these sands and will one day walk to the sands.” – Kohen Sines

Handtufted New Zealand Wool Blend. Custom sizing and colouring available.


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Designs depicting the stories of aboriginal heritage and culture developed in conjunction with the artists.

Ngaluurr Giduurr (Tidal Sands)
“The tides bring in the fish we eat… They also create beautiful patterns by shifting the sands that create our coastal landscape.” Fabri Blacklock


NGALUURR GIDUURR (TIDAL SANDS)