The colourful Australian Made cushion cover – 'Spinifex Dreaming'
Another stunning design by Dean Jakamara Briscoe.
"This painting is about the Spinifex grass and how the Aboriginal people made glue/putty from extracting the resin from the grass to make and mend things. First, the grass is carefully collected as the ends of it are sharp like needles and then whacked into a coolamon (food/water container) collecting just the resin to heat over a fire on a flat heating stone. While the particles get warm a stick is then used to join and gather the resin forming it into a small handball depending on how much is gathered. The hot glue-like resin can be used straight away to join axe/knife blades to handles reinforcing it with kangaroo achilles sinew to just blocking a hole in a coolamon. Once cooled down it becomes hard as a rock and can be taken anywhere and just needs to be heated to use again. The round symbols represent the Spinifex grass and the dots the land formation." Dean Jakamara Briscoe
Every cushion cover is machine washable, recycled polyester so durable in all weather yet gentle on Mother Earth. Did you know they are reversible too?
Mix and match your gorgeous Water Hole dreaming cushion with other colourful throw cushions, or an Aboriginal designed recycled plastic mat for reading, relaxation or enjoying a catch up with friends. Outdoor rugs and accessories help us make the most of the lifestyle we love here in Australia!
Australian Made Licence ID 10835 Global Kids Oz Trades as Recycled Mats
Name of Design
spinifex cushion cover
Origin of Design
Aboriginal Australian, 10% paid to artist
Origin of Artist
0.5 x 0.5m
Fabric / Materials
Recycled polyester. Comes in a brown paper satchel.
Unlike our range of earth-friendly mats and rugs these cushions are not made from recycled materials. We are changing that by mid 2021! Designed and made in Australia. Cushion inners are not included.
Like our waterproof floor mats and play mats, our cushion covers are suitable for indoor and outdoor use but extensive exposure to sun or rain will lead to fading and deterioration over time. Follow our guide to cushion maintenance for cleaning and storage instructions.
Not suitable for children under 3 years
- Aboriginal cushions to add culture and art to the space
- Soft cushions for outdoor entertaining
- Picnics and food truck events
- Add to a classroom to start the cultural conversation
- Embed Aboriginal Art into spaces