Tuesday, August 09, 2011
A day trip to the "British Museum"
A day trip to the British Museum.
I was on a tube when l saw this Japanese girl with a tattoo. I found it quite strange because l had been told that tattoos were only for gang members... perhaps times are changing.
This is called a Ghost net basket. Indigenous Australians quite often incorporate new materials into their baskets and bowls. For some time in Northern Australia they have started to incorporate fishing twine found on the beaches into their twined and hooked work. The name "Ghost nets" comes from commerical fishing nets that have been cut loose and then drift freely in the ocean. They are often eaten by turtles or sharks and often get tangled up in their mouths and then they die because they cannot eat. Quote from weaver Mavis Ngallametta, "I used to make dilly bags from Pandanus, but now l weave out of ghost nets... it's amazing for me to weave from a net, a fishing net."