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Feathered embrace basket | Original Indigenous art by Debbie Wood


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The “Feathered Embrace Basket” is a captivating piece from Debbie Wood’s “The NAIDOC Collection,” reflecting the artist’s deep-rooted connection to her Gomeroi heritage and traditional weaving techniques. This basket is meticulously crafted using natural raffia, and adorned with ethically sourced emu feathers, creating a harmonious blend of texture and form.

Debbie Wood’s skillful weaving transforms simple materials into a work of art, where each strand of raffia is carefully intertwined to form a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing structure. The addition of emu feathers adds a delicate, ethereal quality to the basket, symbolizing the close relationship between the Gomeroi people and the natural world. These feathers, ethically sourced, highlight the importance of sustainability and respect for wildlife in First Nations cultures.

As part of “The NAIDOC Collection,” this basket embodies the 2024 NAIDOC Week theme “Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud & Proud.” This theme celebrates the enduring strength and vibrancy of First Nations cultures, and the “Feathered Embrace Basket” serves as a tangible representation of this resilience. The basket not only showcases traditional craftsmanship but also tells a story of cultural pride and continuity.

This exquisite piece is perfect for those who appreciate art with a rich cultural background. Whether used as a decorative item or a functional piece, the “Feathered Embrace Basket” brings a touch of cultural heritage and artistic excellence to any space. Owning this basket means cherishing a piece of the Gomeroi tradition and supporting the ongoing narrative of First Nations artistry. 14cm diameter.


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