YaRRwarra

Palm Frond Basketry

The good folk at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Corindi will be hosting some brilliant workshops and art exhibitions these school holidays.

What: palm frond basketry workshop
Where: yarrawarra aboriginal cultural centre, corindi beach
When: 19/07/2024, 10:30am

Palm Frond Basketry has been a part of Gumbaynggirr life on the Mid North Coast for thousands of years.

The sheath attached to the tree is designed by nature with a waterproof lining, to funnel rain from the frond to the trunk to water the roots. First Nations People of the coast made good use of this design, to create baskets that carry liquid like water, clay, honey and sap, from one place to another.

This is one of the most popular workshops at the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre because it’s the most quick and simple basketry technique, so people will always leave with a finished (and sometimes very large) basket. This basket workshop doesn’t require patience or hours of weaving and stitching, but it is sometimes a wrestle if your frond is big!

Led by our resident Weaver, Lilly Clegg, you can learn how to turn any palm frond into a basket. But be warned… it’s addictive!

What: palm frond basketry workshop
Where: yarrawarra aboriginal cultural centre, corindi beach
When: 19/07/2024, 10:30am