Totem Cushion Covers
Made from 100% natural fabric, 55%linen and 45% cotton, 50 x 50 cm, they are perfect for the lounge or bed. They are suitable for indoors use only.
The emu is traditionally a uniquely feminine image. The Emu Women found in Wonaruah country in the Hunter Valley is engraved into rock with her middle finger as a sign post (in the shape of the ridge to follow) to the women’s birthing cave.
The Kangaroo has a long relationship to traditional Aboriginal life through the use of his skin for warmth and his protein rich meat as a part of the stable family diet.
The echidna is a native animal that is greatly enjoyed as a rich source of protein by Aboriginal people while the quills were used for many day to day purposes.
A dreamtime story tells of why the koala has a stumpy tail today, telling how the koala long furry tail was pull off by the tree kangaroo, who was trying to make lazy Koala help dig in the dry riverbed for water during a drought.
Many years ago there was a group of Australian animals arguing about who was the most unique. None of the animals could decide which group platypus belonged because she was so different. Platypus helped the other animals realise they were all unique and should be friends. After a short silence all the animals cheered.
Possum-skin cloaks were a form of clothing worn by Aboriginal people in the south-east of Australia. The cloaks were made from numerous possum pelts sewn together with Kangaroo sinew, and often decorated with significant incisions on the inside such as clan insignia's. They were rubbed with ochre and fat to both decorate and protect them.
Each cushion comes with an Aboriginal Story Card and we recommend you purchase inserts that are 5cm larger than cover to give that fluffy look!