Stories from the craft renaissance across the wider world
Awuni Ayine tells us about the fans she makes that were traditionally used for funerals.
Beverley Price explains the creative principle of her expedited jewellery and how it is grounded in South African life.
‘Matsooana Sekokotoana is inspired by the litema designs on the homes of her country, which reflect daily life in the villages of Lesotho.
Hlengiwe Dube recounts the elaborate Zulu tradition of earplugs that inspired her baskets.
Nigerian artists Jennifer Ogochukwu Okpoko and Dr RitaDoris Edumchieke Ubah are inspired by colonial photographs to make new textile work drawing on the heritage of uli body and wall painting.
Joseph Ndione laments the demise of the man-lion street performance that once celebrated the power of nature.
Kultur-All Makaan is a wondrous tent for bringing together refugee cultures of Central Victoria, including the Sudanese singer Dabora Dout whose beads welcome visitors.
In her Melbourne flat, Muhubo Suleiman has re-created the aqal, thatched hut, her childhood home in Somalia.
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