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‘Gunyangara Weavers Create an Ancient and Sacred Space at Dromkeen’

Dromkeen Homestead will host a once in a lifetime opportunity for a small group of women, to share in an afternoon of weaving with six Yolngu indigenous women. The women will be travelling down from the Gunyangara Community and the Laynhapuy Homelands in North East Arnhem Land NT.

A local resident, will sponsor and host these talented ladies, whose desire is to be seen as ‘benefiting’ Australia, not just merely offering something to be ‘used’ by non-indigenous people. They want to be the change that is needed, making their people proud to be Yolngu.

By sharing the Yolngu culture, non-indigenous Australians can understand the benefits of Yolngu ways. The Yolngu stand equal with all people in Australia and believe they have much to offer in all areas of life.

Using Pandanus already prepared and coloured from natural dyes, they will teach women to weave earrings or a small, coiled basket. This will provide a perfect article to make, wear and take home. It will be a class with a limited number of 24 participants to ensure the Yolngu ladies will not become overwhelmed.

The funds raised from this event will help pay the Yolngu weavers and also contribute towards the cost of the airfares to bring them here. Dromkeen will also donate any other profits raised on the day to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, a hardworking group that supports literacy for Indigenous Australians by providing books and reading materials to those in remote locations. Price: $280 Enquiries: bernadette@dromkeen.com.au

 

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