Indigenous Australian Art

The second TARNANTHI – Festival of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art – is on in Adelaide, South Australia. As a new Australian, I know that few people outside this vast country know much about indigenous Australian art, except for what we might see in curio shops and the…

Khamak – Pashtun embroidery

Fine embroidery is not the first thing that comes to most people’s mind when they hear the name Afghanistan. But for a group of women in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, fine khamak embroidery has become their saving grace, their livelihood and their source of power, confidence and independence.Kandahar…