Introducing a new seasonal collection of woven baskets made by Candid Raffia, a start up enterprise by Kyla Hedanek. These are mixed medium one-of-a-kindness baskets using clay combined with raffia for a new look and feel.
These handmade woven baskets, and her collection of decorative wall pieces, earrings and keyrings were made with raffia, sourced from Oxlades Art Supplies, Raffia Connection and even self-dyed. All gifts are made with kindness.
Kyla is a Mandingalbay Yidinji & Gimuy Wallaburra Yidinji woman from Yarrabah and Cairns, Far North Queensland. As an emerging artist she was a part of the Yarrabah Arts & Cultural Precinct team which is where a love for art and creating kicked off. Over the years Kyla was fortunate enough to observe & learn the art of weaving raffia and pandanus (Yukal) from an artists in residence and that is what encouraged the start of her own weaving enterprise. Whilst studying and working fulltime Kyla started weaving in my spare time as a hobby, launching her business Candid Raffia in December 2021.
By investing in Candid Raffia as a 100% Indigenous owned business, you are supporting her career pathways.