Aboriginal Shaping Country Lampshade
This lampshade is handmade in Australia using 100% cotton fabric. The fabric feat. a design called "Shaping Country" by Aboriginal artist Holly Sanders.
This work represents the shaping of Country.
For thousands of years and generations, First Nations people managed, fostered and shaped the land carefully. A complex system of land management, fire stick farming, aqua and agriculture of managing native flora and fauna were sustained for thousands of years. First Nations people are the first farmers, and Early European explorers marvelled at the maintained open grassy plains growing on friable, spongy soil. These explorers failed to recognise this was not ‘natural,’ but the result of thousands of years of careful management by the land’s traditional custodians. Evidence from artworks, journals and plant lifecycles show how Aboriginal communities had a profound impact on caring and shaping the Country.
20cm width x 20cm height
25cm width x 21cm height
30cm width x 24cm height
35cm width x 24cm height
40cm width x 29cm height
45cm width x 29cm height
Fitting: AUS/UK/EUR light bulb holder of 29mm or 42mm
Style: table lamp / floor lamp / ceiling hung / harp & finial