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Starwin joins the Darwin Show Indigenous Cultural Showcase

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Starwin joins the Darwin Show Indigenous Cultural Showcase

It’s been an exciting few weeks at Starwin Shopfront! In July we took part in the first ever Indigenous Cultural Showcase at the Royal Darwin Show, sharing a stall with Bima Wear and Pudakul Cultural Tours. We loved being able to showcase some of the beautiful products the Top End has to offer with the Show community. Thanks to everyone who came and said hi, bought some local products and supported our enterprises or participated in the cultural activities on offer. Some of our best sellers included the Recycled Aboriginal Mats, Alperstein Designs Salad Servers and stunning fabrics from Babarra...

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Starwin Crafternoon - Weave With Me

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Starwin Crafternoon - Weave With Me

On Thursday 27 April 2017, Starwin Shopfront hosted it's first ever 'Crafternoon', where members of the community were lead by Eunice Orsto (Palipuaminni) of Bathurst Island who gave a hands on and heartfelt demonstration of the magical art form of weaving.  Working with collected pandanus that she had gathered with other women of the island, Eunice shared stories and techniques with participating adults and children. The afternoon involved many cups of tea, lots of laughter and an appreciation for weaving and Eunice’s efforts to keep her tradition alive. Eunice is a 4th generation weaver and has been working with the naturally sourced and dyed...

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