A collaboration between traditional Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island Arts in Arnhem Land and Koskela.

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If we can positively impact a group of people in this way then we think we’ve done something pretty worthwhile.

Yuta Badayala [A new light] is a collaboration between traditional Yolngu weavers from Elcho Island Arts in Arnhem Land and Koskela.

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I thought it would be interesting to take our traditional Yolngu materials and use them on Balanda objects.

We all thought this would be a good way to show a new audience what can be done by Yolngu artists with materials from the bush.

About the weavers

The collaboration, a first of its kind, combines traditional weaving techniques used in Arnhem Land with Koskela’s contemporary design aesthetic to create a truly beautiful design product.

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By continuing to use these traditional techniques we can keep the culture strong, and it can go on.

Yolngu women have been weaving objects using fibre (such as pandanas grass and bush string) for many hundreds of years.

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