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tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work

tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal women's fibre work

tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 30 March to 25 July 2010 in the Gallery of First Australians Focus Gallery.

Aboriginal Basket
Photo: Lucia Rossi.


tayenebe, a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning 'exchange', celebrates the revitalisation of Tasmanian Aboriginal weaving that has been taking place over the past three years.

The tayenebe exhibition included beautiful baskets and kelp water carriers in contemporary and traditional styles, along with a historical basket made around 1845 which had never before been seen outside Tasmania.

View more about the tayenebe project and exhibition on the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery website.

Banner image (top): Contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal baskets by Vicki maikutena Matson-Green, Patsy Cameron (also second from right), Dulcie Greeno and Audrey Frost. Photo: Simon Cuthbert, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

A Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery travelling exhibition, supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program.

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Arts Tasmania, National Museum of Australia, Australian Government Visions of Australia