– Weaving Practice –

“I used to watch the old people weave with Pandanus,

 I used to sit with them and listen to their stories. They tell us those stories so that when they pass away we keep the stories alive.

Weaving is important for us, it’s for women.

- Macreena Bara

Tammy weaving with ghost net & bush dyed textiles
Tammy weaving with ghost net & bush dyed textiles

“Old People came to Angurugu School when I was young to teach us weaving.

We went collecting pandanas and string and dying with plants to make colours.  

I love making baskets both ways, the traditional ways that the old ladies teach me and these new ways with the ghost nets and bush dyed fabric.

It’s important, to keep my culture going, for the future’

- Vera Lalara

“"I started weaving at Bickerton Island, that was my learning. 

Before, the old ladies used to do the basket weaving traditional way with pandanus. The old ladies used to use the ghost net to make sculpture of people and turtle. Now we using ghost net to make baskets and also use the bush dye fabric to make baskets a new way. Aly is teaching us, it’s fun."  - Letoria Yulidjirri

Weaving with ghost net

Lost and forgotten fishermen's netting, known as 'Ghost Nets', are a major environmental threat to sea life throughout the world. Large amounts of these nets are found and removed from the beaches by the local rangers on Groote Eylandt, often with entrapped and endangered animals found within them, dead and alive.

Anindilyakwa women have been preventing these nets from becoming landfill, making them into artwork using bush dyed and recycled fabric, to utilize this environmental threat in a creative way and also to share the story of this problem.

– Shop Baskets & Sculptures –

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Sharna Wurramara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$65.00

Sharna Wurramara

12 x 7 cm 18-1879
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Macreena Bara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$70.00

Macreena Bara

21x21x22cm with handle 18-1385
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Sharna Wurramara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$110.00

Sharna Wurramara

14 x 14 x 9 cm 18-1845
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Wendy Mamarika

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$100.00

Wendy Mamarika

12 x 14 x 29 with handle 18-2125
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Maicie Lalara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$220.00

Maicie Lalara

25 x 25 x 11cm with handles 18-1400
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Tammy Lalara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$90.00

Tammy Lalara

20 x 6 cm 18-1876
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Tammy Lalara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$67.50

Tammy Lalara

14 x 5 cm 18-1873
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Dianne  Lalara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$220.00

Dianne Lalara

20 x 20 x 23 cm with handle 18-1446
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Wendy Mamarika

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$90.00

Wendy Mamarika

19 x 18 x 10 cm without handle 18-1473
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Sharna Wurramara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$150.00

Sharna Wurramara

30 x 15 cm 18-849
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Wendy Mamarika

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$120.00

Wendy Mamarika

31 x 27 x 12cm without handle 18-1389
Ghost Net & Fabric Basket - Ghost Net Art - Dianne  Lalara

Ghost Net & Fabric Basket

$60.00

Dianne Lalara

11 x 4.5 cm (not including Handle) 18-1550
Ghost Net, Fabric Basket & Pandanus Basket - Ghost Net Art - Annabell Amagula

Ghost Net, Fabric Basket & Pandanus Basket

$130.00

Annabell Amagula

16 x 6 cm without handle 18-1890