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Mardawi Lakun - Sisters Weaving. 'Many hands weave together' (Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers)

Koskela is proud to introduce a brand new pendant lighting range Mardawi Lakun –Sisters weaving. 'Many hands weave together.’, created in partnership with the Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers arts collective.

In the Ngarrindjeri language, the word ‘Lakun’ – weaving – has multiple meanings. Yes, it means the practical skill of weaving – something to use or sell or teach – but it’s also a metaphor for community. It means weaving together people, families and languages.

“I was taught to basket weave 36 years ago by old Aunty Dorrie Kartinyeri,” says Ellen Trevororrow, a prominent member of the Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers, in this film clip. “It’s a survival connection. Stitch by stitch, circle by circle, weaving is like a creation of life. All things are connected.”

The new social impact pendant lighting range will showcase the Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers’ intricate basket-weaving technique, and the proceeds will go to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. 

“This project is so dear to our hearts,” says Koskela co-founder Sasha Titchkosky. “The Ngarrindjeri Cultural Weavers create such beautiful, detailed pieces, and we’re so grateful that they’ve chosen to work with us on this range.”

Read all about it on the Journal.