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This beautiful "Yingir People” design is by Bundjalung artist- Zoey Hart. (check out more about him on Our Artists page)
The Story Behind the Design
This piece is titled “Yingir People” which means Saltwater people.
Zoey says “Being from Bundjalung Nation we are Saltwater people. Our diet mostly came from the sea or the rivers and creeks. I’ve tried to show in this art how beautiful and blue the water is and its many different inlets that lead into other little creeks. The larger circle represents a swimming hole where the Jarjums would play. I’ve painted this in purple to show how fun this place is. The greener sections represent the healing properties that saltwater has. My Elders have all told me to jump in the water if I had something wrong with me and I still to this day try to get in the Saltwater as much as I can"
Perfect for play-based learning, and for children to engage, connect to the stories & in turn spark conversation!
Cleaning the rug
Vacuum Regularly. Avoid any cleaning agent with bleach or strong chemicals. It is best to try an area for colourfastness before using across a large area of the rug. We recommend to use a dry powder style of cleaner as they can be vacuumed out of the rug and do not leave any residue. When cleaning, always blot, and never scrub or rub abrasively.
DO NOT run vacuum directly over outer serged edge of carpet. This can create fraying. Clean spills immediately by blotting with a cloth or sponge. Remove any grease spots with ordinary dry cleaning solvents. If you do vacuum over the edge of the rug it can cause serge yarn to become frayed and torn. It is always best to test a cleaner on an inconspicuous spot on the carpet/rug before applying to the entire piece.
Professional or periodic cleanings using the power spray-extraction carpet cleaning method are recommended. You should have the smallest possible amount of cleaning chemical used when you hire a professional cleaner. Allow to dry flat on the floor.
Not recommended for use outdoors or in bright sunlight as the material colours may fade over time.