BASKET WEAVING WITH HARRIET GOODALL | PALAWAN, PHILIPPINES | APRIL 2019
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ABOUT THE TRIP
Known as the country's last frontier, Palawan has managed to preserve its fascinatingly natural habitat through the years. Nothing defines Palawan more than the water around it. With seascapes the equal of any in Southeast Asia, and terrestrial and aquatic wildlife, the Philippines’ most sparsely populated region is also the most beguiling. Join us for an immersive basket weaving experience while experiencing local culture and cuisine.
Harriet is a sculptural basket maker exploring the intersection of craft, art and design. She harvests plant materials from the surrounding bush, coastal gardens and beaches and salvage rusted and decaying farm detritus and weaves them into objects of textural beauty and function for modern spaces. Basketry is non-machinated, therefore it eschews manufacturing and consumerism. Harriet looks for broken or discarded remnants from industrial or agricultural manufacturing and make them significant again weaving in elements from nature.
Her creations reference both the ephemeral beauty of nature; feathers, pods, cocoons, bones, nests, quills and the detritus of industrial manufacturing; rusted corrugated iron, furniture, machinery, wire. Inspiration comes from the delicate tonal colour changes in the Australian landscape and the form and patina of the materials available in the season or place. The practice of weaving is meditative, drawing from the timelessness of ancient knowledge and women making remarkable functional objects without tools.
Photos by Harriet Goodall
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