Aboriginal Peg Dolls - Red
Created with inspiration from my old Indigenous dance days, where the girls wore black, red or other coloured dresses and the boys wore the traditional Lap Lap. Painted up in traditional Ocher; A clay rock made into a paste and painted onto our skin and clothing to be one with the land.
Torres Strait Islander Dolls are in brightly and beautiful coloured dresses and traditional mens grass skirts with flowers grown on the Islands, flower bands and Men's headdress called a 'Dhari'.
About Barka Arts
Hello :) I’m Chloe, Owner of Barka Arts.
I am a Qualified Early Childhood Educator, Artist, Mum & Wife. A proud young Indigenous Woman from Barkindji & Maliangappa Mobs situated along the Darling River Western NSW. And Gamilaroi from Northern NSW.
I have a background in Aboriginal Dancing, Art & Cultural Workshops.
My professional background is in Early Childhood Education.
Working many years with young children I have found a passion for creating Indigenous Resources for children in Day Care, Kinder, Pre School, Primary School & beyond.
I love creating natural, fun & educational resources for our young ones to play with and to be culturally inclusive to Australia’s First Nations Peoples.
Thank you for supporting Aboriginal Artists like myself!
"These Aboriginal Peg Dolls are perfect for miniature provocations. They are beautifully painted and durable, which is important to withstand the play of children. They are a delightful addition to our preschool room and will bring many years of imaginative play. For NAIDOC week we set up an Australia’s First Nations Peoples Small World Play experience and the children played with it for hours every day for a week."
Nadene Henderson - Narnia Christian Preschool