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From the Mapuru 2005 Report by Diane Moon. She was one of six participants in the weaving workshops held at Mapuru, northeast Arnhem Land, in August 2005. "For weavers, a trip to the bush always includes the search for dye stuffs. One of the most important dyes in Arnhem Land is the strong yellow obtained from djundum (Pogonolobus reticulatus). Djundum is a small, straggly, tree which to around a meter and has coarse, slightly rough leaves.

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Arnhem Weavers Workshop 2005, Another important dye source is yiringaning (Haemodorum coccineum) the small, tuberous roots of which yield a brown/purple colour. Because of the dry-season fires only a small, green shoot of the grass-like plant was showing close to the ground to announce its presence. The root clusters were loosened carefully to keep them intact, shaken free of sand and stashed in the trailer for processing later." Diane Moon's report

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season fires

natural dyes

tuberous roots

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Rruwapi pulling Gunga., Arnhem Weavers Workshop 2003

pulling gunga

indigenous craft

rruwapi pulling

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workshop 2003

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weavers workshop

Cecilia Peter and basket, Pormpuraaw workshop 09. Photo courtesy Sue Ryan.

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Arnhem Weaving Workshop 2008, "The women and their families made me and the other Balanda women feel something more than what Balanda culture would call ‘welcome’: they invited us to live with them as they lived their daily lives and, through this, allowed us to feel a special connection with them." Kristina, workshop participant

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lmbd skirt

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new friends

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lappland weaving

A DIY dip-dyed project made with Kool-Aid.

wall hanging

dyed tassels

pompom

diy craft

kool aid dyed yarn

pom pom

dip dyed

yarn tassel

This hand woven pendant is part of a collection of Yuta Badayala lights developed by Koskela in collaboration with the Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island Arts. The collaboration, a first of its kind, uses traditional weaving techniques used in Arnhem Land to create a truly beautiful and contemporary design product.

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Card Weaving Loom Instructions how to set up a simple loom with g clamps, a pencil and a chair. Links to patterns

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loom weaving

tablet weaving loom

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card weaving loom

simple looms

diy cards

This hand woven pendant is part of a collection of Yuta Badayala lights developed by Koskela in collaboration with the Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island Arts.The collaboration, a first of its kind, uses traditional weaving techniques used in Arnhem Land to...

badayala lights

lights developed

arnhem land

assessment ideas

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