String Lines: Continuing Developments in Aboriginal Fibre Art

Across the tropical and desert regions of the Northern Territory a quiet revolution is taking place in the most neglected and least understood area of Indigenous creativity – in women’s fibre practice. While we may consider this region remote, it is the homeland of diverse cultural groups who express their identity through even the ordinary things they make. Objects, people and the environment are inextricably bound together by ancestral agency and “string” as the metaphor often used to describe these interconnections.

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