Tea Towel - The Big Whirlwind 'Madkandyi'
A premium organic cotton digitally printed Indigenous art tea towels, 'Madkandyi' means The Big Whirlwind by Warndu co-founder Damien Coulthard.
The painting accounts for the direction of the sandridges across much of the Central Australian desert, and is an excellent example of the great ability Aboriginal knowledge keepers have of being able to describe vast tracks of country as though they were looking from outer space.
This story is best understood in conjunction with an Australian continent map depicting sandridges. They are seen as directional lines guiding travel from the Great Victoria Desert and Simpson Desert; connecting to the Flinders Ranges and big lakes of South Australia (Lake Eyre, Lake Torrens and Lake Frome).
Our tea towels are digitally printed in Australia, using certified Australian Organic Cotton.
About the Artist
We are proud to collaborate with Warndu co-founder and Adnyamathanha artist, Damien Coulthard by licensing some of his most popular works for our range of homewares and gifting.
Coulthard’s paintings draw on the stories and oral histories of remote South Australia told by his great-grandmother. Using natural ochres gathered with his father from his ancestral Adnyamathanha land, Coulthard creates images of great formal beauty that traverse the topics of creation, landscape, kinship, initiation and food-gathering.
Learn more about Damien Coulthard's indigenous artworks and story.
Our products are all made in Australia from 100% locally sourced, seasonal and wild harvested produce.
Warndu means good in the Adnyamathanha language.
Our mission is to REGENERATE culture, community, tradition, health and our soils. Every product we make includes one or more Australian Native ingredients.
To maintain Warndu taste we keep smaller quantities on hand of our Australian Natives, it takes us a little while to dry, roast or grind them to make. We aim to send all orders within ten days of receiving them.
◎ We send by tracked standard Australia Post and offer Express Post. With Express Post please be aware that we still require 3-10 days for packing from the time of order. This allows us to blend products and keep up with the volume of orders. Express Post speeds up the AusPost delivery time only.
◎ We offer free delivery over $100 when you enter the code FREESHIP at checkout.
◎ Delivery cost is by weight i.e.
◦ $12 for a book, spices or teas
◦ Up to $25 for a larger order
◎ Due to our hand blending and keeping products as fresh as possible, items may take 7-10 days to prepare, and then send from the Clare Valley. There has been delays due to border closures. We generally send items on Tuesdays.
International Shipping and Currencies
◎ We ship worldwide and accept other currencies.
◎ We send standard postage with Australia post prices range from $28 AUD - $100 AUD with a maximum of 5 kilos.