Muyan-Bara, a collaboration between Indigenous Artist, Sherren Gross and Fair Trade Organisation, Artisans Effort. In the Jandai dialect, Muyan-Bara means Skin People (Family/Clan).
This beautifully handmade playset comprises a dwelling, Mother with baby, Father and Child, Campfire, Kangaroo, Platypus, Goanna, Snake and Waterhole.
An information story written by Sherren Gross also accompanies each set.
The set is presented in a cotton bag, which flattens out to become a dispaly mat, with Muyan-Bara embroidered on the front.
- The dwelling has a height of approx. 10cm and width of approx.12cm
- Mother has a height approx. 8.5cm, Father with Spear has a height approx. 12cm and the Child carrying a Boomerang approx. 7cms tall.
- Kangaroo approx. 10cm high, Goanna approx. 10cm long, Snake approx. 13cm long and Platypus approx. 10cm long.
Sherren’s designs are embroidered onto the material. Sherren has given permission for the artisans at Artisans Effort to recreate her designs.
Copyright Sherren Gross 2018. Royalties are paid to the Indigenous Artist, a proud Indigenous Woman of the Nunukul Nughie Gorenpul People of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
This wonderfully unique, Fair Trade item has been lovingly made by the extremely talented artisans at Artisans Effort in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Many of the artisans were previously exploited and badly treated in their original workplace. Through your purchase you are helping the artisans regain their dignity and receive a fair wage. For all these artisans and their families it is their lifeline and escape from poverty. As Artisans Effort is a producer based Organization all the Artisans needs and difficulties are closed understood . Not only does this purchase help to enrich the lives ofmany producers but it also helps to fund a school established in January 2014 by the founders of Artisans Effort, Ejaz and Shaista. The school is based in Asansol (West Bengal). As well as admitting paying students, Artisans Effort also covers the cost for some needy students.