Coasters Aboriginal Keringke Art

Set of six boxed Coasters.

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Coasters Aboriginal Keringke Art

Set of six beautifully presented Coasters.  Keringke Art is located at Santa Teresa, 80 km south east of Alice Springs.  Built in 1953, the Santa Teresa mission has a population of around 500 people.

In Arrernte, Keringke means “kangaroo tracks” as related to a Dreamtime 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 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 rock hole. Keringke Arts 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.