Silk Kaftans Wujul Wujul CIAF 2020

These vibrant hand painted silks are a portrayal of the land – rainforests, waterfalls, mountains, the rivers, and sea. These silk kaftans have been hand painted/ printed and baked using different patterns, colours, shapes, and designs to create a design that represents the rainforest and reef revealing an explosion of colour and movement.

Wujal Wujal is part of the traditional homelands of the Eastern Kuku (Goo-goo) Yalanji (Ya-lan-gee). The name ‘Wujal Wujal’ or ‘many falls’ is derived from the local language.  The waterfalls are very sacred to the community. For these sensitive cultural reasons, the general public only have access to one waterfall. Other waterfalls are reserved for the female members of the local community. Indigenous people regard the inland waters, rivers, wetlands, and sea, as an inseparable part of their lands. As well as supporting social and economic well- being, our relationship with waters, lands and its resources is important to cultural vitality and resilience  These vibrant hand painted silks are a portrayal of the land – rainforests, waterfalls, mountains, the rivers and sea.