Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Some Aboriginal Awareness Week Sights

This is Aboriginal Awareness Week at the building where I work and there were various displays in one of the lobbies. I saw this young Aboriginal girl sitting at an information table. She was wearing the most amazing footwear - they looked like they were made of very soft leather with really brightly coloured patterns. She was also wearing a wonderful feather headdress. But like all young girls her age, she was busy texting on her cell phone - a mix of the traditional and the new.

This is a close-up of her footwear, which were really quite wonderful.

There were also some musicians performing, but I missed the performance when they played this beautiful drum. It has real skin on the top and bottom, and the drumsticks look like they are carved. What a work of art!

1 comment:

Biddy Fraser said...

Yes, that is a wonderful drum, an interesting post. We went to Australia a few years ago - a wonderful place.