These carefully crafted Tiwi Cermonial Bands are hand woven with love by the Wangatunga Womens group
The Tiwi strong women's group is based at Wurrumiyanga, Bathurst Island (Tiwi Islands) and they weave together as a therapeutic practice to promote better health and wellbeing and keep their spirit strong.
Each woven product is a one-of-a-kindness creation & feature traditionally dyed pandanus, woven with feathers from magpie geese.
Please note these are for decorative use only.
The Wangatunga Strong Women Wangatunga (n.) - 1.a broad basket made from stringybark; 2. a baby girl
“Ngawa ampi nginiwutawa putuwurrupurra awarra ngirraminni api awarra ngawarra ningurimagi. Karri ngapaningimarri ngaruwanajirri ngini ngarikirmi ngirraminni ngini ngawa ngarukuruwala.”
(The knowledge our ancestors left for us in the stories is something that we must hold on to. When we gather around we share together what is in the stories that we sing together.)