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Byron Bay Bluesfest

Bundjalung Local Artisans and Weavers

 

When you weave you have an instant connection to country as your using local flora hearing age old stories and reflecting. Weaving is an important cultural practice for both men and women. Intricately woven fibre baskets were traditionally highly prized for their practicality, and today treasured for their aesthetic excellence. Participants will learn the basic technique of varying styles from coiling to matting while developing an understanding of cultural importance of weaving and fishing techniques used by the Aboriginal community in this region. Weave a bracelet, basket, mat, and or a simple net to catch fish’ Open to all ages, relax and join the weaving circle.  

Artwork: Digby Moran, Bundjalung Boondies, 2012



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