Sunday, June 4, 2023

Aboriginal textile art comes to Rabato from Australia

“Jarracharra: Winds of the Dry Season” is the title of an exhibition of textile works by Aboriginal women, which will be held from 14 September to 1 October at the Abla Ababau Gallery in Rabat in collaboration with the Embassy of Australia to Morocco. ,

The exhibition, which carries a strong message in favor of cultural diversity as a factor of rapprochement between peoples, features an impressive suspension of hand-printed fabrics as well as a range of prints through which Maningrida (Northern Australia). Artists from an Aboriginal community in Australia pay tribute to the sacred stories of their ancestral land and their people,” the Australian Embassy said in a statement.

“An enigmatic and delightful universe, enriched by Moroccan designer Yasmina Dadi through a caftan made from Aboriginal fabric. This unique and original piece weaves the cultural ties between Australia and Morocco”, explains Embassy.

Quoting the press release, the Australian ambassador to Morocco, Michael Cutts, said that he was “delighted to introduce the Moroccan public to this beautiful exhibition of Australian Aboriginal textile art”, adding that “these majestic works, magnificent abla The exhibits in the Ababau gallery “celebrate women’s art in Rabat, and reflect the diversity and cultural richness of First Nations peoples”.

“When I consider these vibrant patterns and colours, I cannot help but draw a parallel with the textile art masterpieces of Morocco that are among the most fascinating and remarkable on the African continent. The variety of textures, designs and materials and the power they hold It makes him unique in his style”, he said.

Named after artisan textile creations in Morocco traditionally reserved for women, all of these works have been created by Australian Aboriginal women in a sustainable way with the aim of promoting their economic empowerment while respecting the environment, the press release specified. does.

And to add that the objectives of the exhibition are in line with the vision of the Australian Government, which has made improving the rights and constitutional recognition of Australia’s Aboriginal and Island people at the center of its priorities. ,

“The term Jarracharra, referring to the powerful cold wind that blows at the beginning of the dry season in Arnhem Land, is a metaphor for how the Babbarra Women’s Center in Maningrida, northern Australia, brings together over 35 years, Women of different cultures and languages. The winds of Jaracharra also unite First Nations peoples through ceremonies, rituals and millennium dances,” says the same source.

“Jarracharra: The Winds of the Dry Season” was first displayed at the Australian Embassy in France on the occasion of the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages ​​in 2019.

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