Authentic Aboriginal Coasters - Keringke Art
Designer: Koori Curriculum
Keringke Art is located at Santa Teresa eighty kilometers south-east of Alice Springs. Built in 1953, the Santa Terasa mission has a population of around 500 people. in Arrente, Keringke means "kangaroo tracks" as related to Dreamtime story. In the story, a giant red kangaroo came to pass through this country. As he did so, he became caught in a yellow vine and could go no further. With all the flies around, he began to throw the dust over himself. In doing this, he made a big hole and became a rock hole. After kangaroo left his footprints in the rock which can still be seen today, the rock hole became keringke. The Art Centre is named after this rck hole. Keringke Art Centre today produces a wide variety of art products, reflecting the colour, rhythm and ambience of the land that is home for the Eastern Arrernte artists.
Australian Made (TM)
Length: 11.5cm, Width:10.5cm