Horizon Festival | Sunshine Coast // 27 Aug - 5 Sep 2021
CANCELLED

Kuku Yalanji Basket Weaving

CANCELLED

Kuku Yalanji Basket Weaving

Join Ngamumu founder and director Merindi Schrieber for an afternoon of yarning, laughing and weaving at this outdoor workshop where you will learn how to make a traditional woven basket. 

Kuku Yalanji Weaver Merindi Schrieber is a story teller who uses different art forms to tell stories of her land and culture. Merindi is well-known for her singing abilities but has also learnt the art of weaving traditional balji (baskets) from her grandmother, utilising fibres from her rainforest home.  

Merindi will be sharing a traditional weaving technique that she utilities to make baskets, mats and jewellery. Once a prohibited practice in her homeland, Merindi now continues the journey of cultural maintenance and bringing the weave back to her community. 

This workshop will take place simultaneously and side-by-side with Woven Jewellery Making with Lia Pa’apa’a so that attendees can gather, share and learn as one. 

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Age/Access

12+
Venue is wheelchair accessible