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.




JARJUMS DESIGN PROCESS



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.