These beautiful and intricate weavings are made by artists from Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella) and Yirkala in East Arnhem Land. They are woven from stripped and bush-dyed Pandanus collected in the area.
Above Image: Collecting Pandanus and Bush Dyes. All images courtesy Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts
Bush dyes are harvested from a number of different roots and leaves in the region.
These dyes are then added to drums and boiled with the pandanus leaves.
Creating a range of vivid hues from which to weave their beautiful creations.
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