In early October for two weeks, senior Anindilyakwa artists Maicie Lalara & Annabel Amagula will travel with art director Aly de Groot to Indonesia for skills development in natural dyeing.
This skills development will continue a long tradition of cultural exchange between the Anindilyakwa & Indonesia.
Upon return to community Maicie & Annabel plan to facilitate workshops with artists from Umbakumba, Angurugu, 4-Mile & Milyakburra to share what they have learned.
Threads of life
Threads of Life is a fair trade business that uses culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia. Threads of Life encourages weaving communities to revive techniques of weaving and natural dyeing that are in danger of disappearing. They provide economic and technical support while cooperatives research and rediscover local practices, a process that can take years to complete. The result is a sustainable, natural, traditional method of textile production, with complete cultural integrity. The process cultivate pride of ownership, and inspire extraordinary quality.