Australian fashion is taking notice of the country’s oldest design traditions – and we’re only just scratching the surface
You know, given that Abos didn’t, before the First Fleet, have any woven cloths of even spun yarns – other than those made from human hair. Fairly short fashion season therefore……
Apparently the Abboes inhabited Australia for some 50,000 years before the white man arrived, but never found the time to progress beyond stick-based technology and/or huffing petrol.
Not sure if this was due to their concern about CO2 emissions or maybe they were held back by the global conspiracy of white supremacery by the Denisovians and Neanderthals.
Mebbe there was something to phrenology after all, eh?
Of course, good luck finding a self-described Aboriginal activist in modern Oz who isn’t whiter than your average Dago or Portugee. Like all those blue eyed, casino owning or Senate-seat-holding Native Americans in the US, seems like wypipo are better at being professional victims.
Well yes Steve. Quite a few blue eyed blonde abos in Oz. The aboriginal industry flourishes here.
Still this goes right back to the first British asylum seekers, to use the modern term, who arrived in 1788. Plenty of carrots were offered along with the stick.
As I’ve pointed out before, life as a paleolithic hunter gather was so lousy that even second from the bottom in an 18th century convict settlement was better.
Surely if you wear the fashion you are appropriating aboriginal culture
BB – God bless em, but Aborigines are basically the IRL equivalent of starting a game of Sid Meier’s Civilization and literally doing nothing for 5,000 turns.
I always liked the newsreader in Hitchhikers Guide who tells his audience
“The secret is to bang the rocks together, guys !”