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Requesting Artefacts


 Our artefact packs are very popular resources and we recommend that you request them well in advance to avoid disappointment. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request any of our artefact packs.  Contents of artefact boxes can vary slightly from those shown.

Follow this link for the Art & Design Artefacts Information Pack

Aboriginal Dreamtime

aboriginalAboriginal art is one of the oldest surviving art forms still practiced today. Dot Painting or Aboriginal Dot Art originated in the desert using natural substances on the ground in the sand. Now your pupils can see and handle items decorated with dot art at first hand.


  • Aboriginal dot mask
  • Carved snake and a goanna
  • Goanna rattle
  • Boomerang
  • Bullroarer
  • Clap sticks
  • Beautiful fabric dot art panels
  • Display drape
  • Postcards
  • Laminated notes

Containers Around the World

containersThis box can be used to explore containers from different cultures.  These resources are particularly relevant to QCA Art & design Unit 5B.


  • Kenyan gourd water pot
  • Basket from Pakistan
  • Box made in Bangladesh from recycled sweet wrappers
  • Log box
  • Old bottle
  • Trinket box
  • Decorated shell box from Nepal
  • Russian dolls
  • 2 packs of 5 A4 photographs of different containers


A selection of decorative and colourful artefacts and fabrics from India.  India


  • Pair of traditional sequin shoes
  • Chhab tray
  • Elephant mobile
  • Male and female Raj puppets
  • Sari
  • Rajasthan rider
  • Mini sari figure
  • Sequin wall hanging
  • Elephant painting
  • Chunari (dupatta)
  • Toran
  • Decorated elephant
  • Small Ganesh figure
  • Bollywood CD

Masks Around the World

Take your pupils on a cultural trip around the world with this exciting mask collection.Masks


  • Tiki totem mask from Indonesia
  • Skull mask from Mexico
  • Happy / Sad mask from Asia
  • Theatre mask from China
  • Jaguar mask from Guatemala
  • Dot painted mask from Africa
  • Ganesh mask from India
  • Barong mask from Bali.

Puppets Around the World

A superb collection of examples of different types of puppets from around the world. Puppets


  • String puppet from Rajasthan
  • Ganesh hand puppet from India
  • Rod puppet from Indonesia
  • Elephant puppet from India / Nepal
  • Titeres puppet from Mexico
  • Paper dragon
  • Sock puppet
  • 5, finger puppets
  • Laminated guide

South America

A selection of decorative and colourful artefacts and fabrics from South America.south america


  • Guatemalan jaguar mask,
  • Ecuador loom weaving
  • Chilean San Pedro weaving
  • Sombrero
  • Guatemalan worry people
  • Peruvian pan pipes
  • Bolivian chullo (hat)
  • Peruvian gourd maraccas
  • Bolivian llama
  • Peruvian gourd person
  • Peruvian musicians
  • Peruvian tarka flute
  • Peruvian Inca ocarina

Talking Textiles

A selection of fabrics and textiles from around the world.  These resources are particularly relevant to QCA Art & Design Unit 5C.talking textiles


  • Decorated bag from Thailand
  • Small embroidered bag
  • Applique backpack from Peru
  • Batik from Cameroon
  • 2 examples of applique from India
  • Tie dye from Gambia
  • Sequin applique square from Thailand
  • Loom weaving from Ecuador
  • Kente cloth strip from Ghana
  • Fulani cloth from Mali
  • Native American woven rug

Venetian Carnival Masks

It’s carnival time! Inspire your pupils with this collection of beautiful carnival masks and photographs.  Venitian carnival masks
The contents includes notes on the history of the 
Carnevale di Venezia.


  • Black and blue half mask
  • Black half mask with feathers
  • Cat mask
  • Commedia del'arte mask
  • Gold and black half mask
  • Gold and blue harlequin mask
  • Gold brocade mask
  • Gold and purple half mask with feathers
  • Sparkly harlequin mask
  • Book - Venezia. Il carnevale
  • 3 A3 photos of Venice
  • Laminated guide