What's on: Weaving workshops with Kwaio visitors from the Solomon Islands

A unique opportunity to weave an armband with Kwaio weavers from Malaita, Solomon Islands.

Kwaio arm band

Kwaio arm band
Photographer: Rebecca Johnson  © Australian Museum

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
26 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
Time:
10.30 AM to 01.30 PM
Location:
Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
Admission:
$69 General Public; $64 Concession; $59 AM Members
Kwaio weavers from Malaita province in the Solomon Islands are visiting the Australian Museum. This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn the ancient artform of weaving directly from Kwaio women, an experience unlike any other. Participants will be able to take their completed Kwaio armband home.

Refreshments and snacks will be served. Only 12 spots available!

The Kwaio people who live in the interior of the island of Malaita, Solomon Islands are renowned for retaining strong kastom (tradition) – lost in most parts of the country because of colonisation and modernisation. Many Kwaio follow their traditional ancestral religion, engage in a shell money economy, refuse to convert to Christianity and continue to practice many ancient rituals. They therefore retain significant traditional knowledge.

 

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