In the past decade music made by Aboriginal artists has enjoyed unprecedented levels of success in Australia. Here is a representative sample of the rich diversity – from country through folk to rock – of the music which has been used as a vital artistic medium to explore important issues ranging from land rights and the ‘stolen generations’ to colonial dispossession and racism.

In the past decade music made by Aboriginal artists has enjoyed unprecedented levels of success in Australia. Here is a representative sample of the rich diversity – from country through folk to rock – of the music which has been used as a vital artistic medium to explore important issues ranging from land rights and the ‘stolen generations’ to colonial dispossession and racism.


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Really cool clock in a square shape made entirely from recycled bits of bike chains and metal - apart from the quartz clock mechanism, of course! All the bits are cleaned up, glued, soldered and lacquered where necessary. Can be hung on the wall or set on a shelf - it has a hanger and a stand attached. Made by hand by those awfully clever folk at Noah's Ark in Moradabad, India. Requires one AA battery (not included).  Size : 130mm x 130mm Thickness : 35mm

Really cool clock in a square shape made entirely from recycled bits of bike chains and metal - apart from the quartz clock mechanism, of course! All the bits are cleaned up, glued, soldered and lacquered where necessary. Can be hung on the wall or set on a shelf - it has a hanger and a stand attached. Made by hand by those awfully clever folk at Noah's Ark in Moradabad, India. Requires one AA battery (not included). Size : 130mm x 130mm Thickness : 35mm

This popular Pink/Orange/Purple Crocheted Octopus toy has been handmade by the ladies of Hathay Bunano in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Part of the 'Pebble' range of baby toys, it has big eyes, a friendly smile and a rattle inside. Babies love to get hold of one tentacle and wave it about!  Machine washable - 100% Cotton outer - Polyester fill - Suitable from birth  Diameter : 70mm Height : 135mm Tentacle Length : 70mm

This popular Pink/Orange/Purple Crocheted Octopus toy has been handmade by the ladies of Hathay Bunano in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Part of the 'Pebble' range of baby toys, it has big eyes, a friendly smile and a rattle inside. Babies love to get hold of one tentacle and wave it about! Machine washable - 100% Cotton outer - Polyester fill - Suitable from birth Diameter : 70mm Height : 135mm Tentacle Length : 70mm

Five brass inlaid dice with a rather large Sheesham wood brass inlaid dice shaker. Great way to store dice for Yahtzee or other games which require five dice or less. Hand made in Moradabad, India by Noah's Ark.  Dice Shaker : 64mm x 64mm x 64mm Dice : 20mm x 20mm x 20mm

Fair Trade Sheesham Wood Brass Edged Die Box with 5 Dice

Five brass inlaid dice with a rather large Sheesham wood brass inlaid dice shaker. Great way to store dice for Yahtzee or other games which require five dice or less. Hand made in Moradabad, India by Noah's Ark. Dice Shaker : 64mm x 64mm x 64mm Dice : 20mm x 20mm x 20mm

This hand painted, hand made Fair Trade "Thunder Drum" from Indonesia has to be heard to be believed! It's a quite simple construction of heavy duty cardboard tubing (about 5mm thick), with one end closed by a plastic membrane. Attached to this membrane is a long spring. Hold the Thunder Drum so the spring dangles down...and wiggle the drum. What 's it sound like? Yes - thunder! You can vary the tone and ferocity by holding your other hand over the open end and moving it about. Cosmic.

This hand painted, hand made Fair Trade "Thunder Drum" from Indonesia has to be heard to be believed! It's a quite simple construction of heavy duty cardboard tubing (about 5mm thick), with one end closed by a plastic membrane. Attached to this membrane is a long spring. Hold the Thunder Drum so the spring dangles down...and wiggle the drum. What 's it sound like? Yes - thunder! You can vary the tone and ferocity by holding your other hand over the open end and moving it about. Cosmic.

Hand crocheted Cupcake Keyring. This keyring is based on our Pebble range of baby rattles from Hathay Bunano in Bangladesh. These keyrings are utterly gorgeous; handmade from cotton (and machine washable!), they will look after your keys and provide you with a smile every time you look at them. All measurements are approximate.  Diameter : 43mm Height : 55mm Length of Cord : 38mm Keyring Diameter : 30mm

Hand crocheted Cupcake Keyring. This keyring is based on our Pebble range of baby rattles from Hathay Bunano in Bangladesh. These keyrings are utterly gorgeous; handmade from cotton (and machine washable!), they will look after your keys and provide you with a smile every time you look at them. All measurements are approximate. Diameter : 43mm Height : 55mm Length of Cord : 38mm Keyring Diameter : 30mm

The latest addition to our range of spectacle stands - like the copper/gold ones, but in glorious polished Sheesham wood. Put one on your mantelpiece and be transported to Easter Island (in your imagination!) - then put your specs on the holder and have a good laugh at how much it looks like a TV celebrity from way back when - just add a bow tie!  Width : 63mm Depth : 73mm Height : 177mm

The latest addition to our range of spectacle stands - like the copper/gold ones, but in glorious polished Sheesham wood. Put one on your mantelpiece and be transported to Easter Island (in your imagination!) - then put your specs on the holder and have a good laugh at how much it looks like a TV celebrity from way back when - just add a bow tie! Width : 63mm Depth : 73mm Height : 177mm

This very popular funky Red & Black coloured Net Scarf is produced in Northern India exclusively for York Scarves, a BAFTS importer.  The "flag yarn" is dyed by hand and the scarf is made on a wooden frame by a skilled artisan. With a drape more like a necklace it takes up very little space but really adds a dash of colour and texture to any outfit. Go on - make a splash at your next do!  Made from 100% Viscose.  Length : 175cm Width : 50cm

Fair Trade Unusual 'Net' Scarf - Red / Black

This very popular funky Red & Black coloured Net Scarf is produced in Northern India exclusively for York Scarves, a BAFTS importer. The "flag yarn" is dyed by hand and the scarf is made on a wooden frame by a skilled artisan. With a drape more like a necklace it takes up very little space but really adds a dash of colour and texture to any outfit. Go on - make a splash at your next do! Made from 100% Viscose. Length : 175cm Width : 50cm

Taxi! Catch this funky London Black Taxi Cab if you can! Expertly crocheted by the ladies of Hathay Bunano in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  Part of the 'Pebble' range of baby toys (but also a great prezzy for lovers of black cabs).  Please note - this toy doesn't actually have a rattle inside.  Machine washable - 100% Cotton outer - Polyester fill - Suitable from birth  Length : 140mm Width : 85mm Height : 90mm

Fair Trade Crocheted Black London Taxi Cab

Taxi! Catch this funky London Black Taxi Cab if you can! Expertly crocheted by the ladies of Hathay Bunano in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Part of the 'Pebble' range of baby toys (but also a great prezzy for lovers of black cabs). Please note - this toy doesn't actually have a rattle inside. Machine washable - 100% Cotton outer - Polyester fill - Suitable from birth Length : 140mm Width : 85mm Height : 90mm

Hold the bus! A splendid Red Routemaster London Bus, expertly crocheted by the…

Fair Trade Crocheted Red Routemaster Bus

Hold the bus! A splendid Red Routemaster London Bus, expertly crocheted by the…

An impressive Wooden Buddha Wall Plaque hand carved for Sunlover (a BAFTS importer) by skilled members of a workers co-operative in Sukawati, Bali. The Buddhas are carved from The Indian Rain Tree, known locally as "Suar" wood, which is not indigenous to the region, but was originally introduced by the Dutch, and is plantation grown.  Suar wood has been extensively used for larger carvings due to its strength and crossed grain.  Diameter : 250mm Thickness : 20mm

Fair Trade Carved Wooden Buddha Circular Wall Plaque

An impressive Wooden Buddha Wall Plaque hand carved for Sunlover (a BAFTS importer) by skilled members of a workers co-operative in Sukawati, Bali. The Buddhas are carved from The Indian Rain Tree, known locally as "Suar" wood, which is not indigenous to the region, but was originally introduced by the Dutch, and is plantation grown. Suar wood has been extensively used for larger carvings due to its strength and crossed grain. Diameter : 250mm Thickness : 20mm

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