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.
- Event Type:
- Special event
- 26 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
- 10.30 AM to 01.30 PM
- Hallstrom Theatre, Australian Museum
- $69 General Public; $64 Concession; $59 AM Members
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.