• Clapstick Set

    $39.99$39.99

    Clapstick Set

    Clap Sticks are a traditional percussive instrument used for ceremony, social dancing, making music and to educate through storytelling. As for many traditional tools, they can serve more than one purpose, like also being used to dig for yams.

    With the techniques passed down from his family, Russell Yilamara hand paints each set of our clapsticks using traditional Arnhem Land styles such as x-ray and rarrking and ochre colours. Not only can these instruments be used for a percussive instrument, but also as a teaching tool to understand the richness of Australian Indigenous life and culture.

    These Clapstick Set’s are designed to allow children to engage in traditional music. Especially made for young hands as they have a 3 cm diameter, they provide a wide grip.

    Artist

    Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation. Russell Yilamara is Songlines principal artist and founding director.

    Specifications

    • Hand-painted by Russell Yilmara
    • Clear varnished for durability
    • Length: 20 cm
    • Width: 3 cm

    If on backorder, please allow up to 7 business days for your set to be hand painted.

  • Class Clapstick Collection

    $139.99

    Class Clapsticks Set (4 sets)

    Clap Sticks are a traditional percussive instrument used for ceremony, social dancing, making music and to educate through storytelling. As for many traditional tools, they can serve more than one purpose, like also being used to dig for yams.

    With the techniques passed down from his family, Russell Yilamara hand paints each set of our clapsticks using traditional Arnhem Land styles such as x-ray and rarrking and ochre colours. Not only can these instruments be used for a percussive instrument, but also as a teaching tool to understand the richness of Australian Indigenous life and culture.

    Our Class Clapstick Set is designed to allow children to engage in traditional music, sharing in the experience, and to allow conversations to begin in a group setting. Especially made for young hands as they have a 3 cm diameter, they provide a wide grip.

    The set comes in Songlines ochre red cotton duster bags to keep them protected while not in use.

    Artist

    Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation. Russell Yilamara is Songlines principal artist and founding director.

    Specifications

    • Hand-painted by Russell Yilmara
    • Clear varnished for durability
    • Length: 20 cm
    • Width: 3 cm
    • Sets: 4
  • Coolamon

    $54.99

    A handcrafted and hand painted First nations artefact, designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children. This coolamon is an open-ended toy that can be used in many ways – simply fill it with seeds, shells or beeswax crayons.

    This Coolamon is handcrafted from bamboo for its durability and is lightweight. It has been decorated by Aboriginal artist, Russell Yilamara in traditional hues that pay respect to First Nations people’s history and cultural heritage and the natural ochres of the earth.

    As a multi-purpose educational tool, it encourages creative development in young minds as they use their imaginations in pretend play.

    A coolamon is an First Nations artefact that has been used for tens of thousands of years. It is a carrying vessel that is a multi-purpose shallow dish with curved sides. Coolamons were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water, fruits, nuts, as well as to cradle babies.

    Specifications

    • Handcrafted on Bundjalung Country
    • Length: 28cm – 32cm
    • Width: 8cm-9cm
    • Material: Bamboo
    • Acrylic paint
    • Varnished for durability
  • Earth Indigenous Nesting Dolls

    $129.99

    The Earth Indigenous Nesting Doll Set includes 5 hand-painted, wooden pieces depicting animals of the earth. The set of five nested animals, including a Kangaroo, Emu, Echidna, Lizard and Snake, celebrates and recognises Aboriginal histories and culture that is easily integrated into the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum. Designed to celebrate Indigenous cultures, assist children develop skills in sequencing, patterns, counting and imaginative play. A great way to begin conversations with children and embed Indigenous perspectives in your educational or home setting.

    Artist

    Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

    Specifications

    • Wooden
    • Hand painted with safe acrylics and varnished for durability
    • Tallest figure: 12cm in height
    • Smallest figure: 3 cm in height
    • WARNING: Choking Hazard, not for children under 3 years old.
  • Inspiration Clapsticks

    $34.99

    5 sets

    Children can be inspired by Aboriginal art and culture to create their own traditional Indigenous clapstick set.

    Clap sticks are a wonderful tool for learning about Aboriginal art and culture. It is a simple, yet powerful tool that helps develop rhythm and coordination, humming, chanting and singing skills.

    These blank clapstick sets are designed to provide a space for young hands and minds to explore Aboriginal art and culture. They are the perfect size for young ones developing grip and provides them with enough space to really let their artwork tell a story.

    Set up your provocation space with samples of traditional First Nations art, symbols (check out our symbol flash cards) and images to allow children to be inspired to create their own artwork.

    Specifications:

    • 5 sets
    • 3 cm diameter
    • 20 cm length
    • Wooden
  • Japily Sensory Symbol Collection

    $119.99

    The Japily Sensory Symbol Collection is a treasure trove of Aboriginal art, knowledges and culture that supports children to understand and practise using symbols as a language. A comprehensive First Nations resource for early childhood learning. The inclusion of native plant scents increases sensory input encouraging both a physical and emotional connection to learning. This First Nations take on sensory exploration can be used as a learning tool to aid in the development of your child’s fine motor skills, speech development and cognitive thinking, whilst developing both oral and written language, imagination, storytelling, whilst embedding authentic Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.

    This beautifully designed and made collection combines natural wooden engraved and die cut First Nations symbol stamps, as well as matching symbol flashcards, native essential oils and matching native plant information flashcards, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard Playspirations, Australian Curriculum connections and Scensydough Recipe. All in enclosed in a calico bag to create an immersive learning experience that will help your child to develop modes of language and encourage creativity whilst engaging their senses through First Nations knowledges and culture.

    Included in the collection:

    • 8 First Nations Symbol natural wooden stamps – especially made for little hands, they are 5 cm in diameter for a firm wide grip & engraved with the symbol on the top to make it easy to identify.
    • 8 First Nations Symbol matching Flashcards – A6 size, made with 300gsm matte card to minimise reflection, printed by IndigiPrint.
    • 4 100% Native Australian Essential Oils, 5ml – Nerolina, Lemon Myrtle, Eucalyptus Blue Gum & Bush Balm Mint.
    • 4 Native Plant Information Flashcards – made to match our Native Essential Oils, contains common name, Scientific name and First Nations uses with hand drawn illustration. A6 size, made with 300gsm matte card to minimise reflection, printed by IndigiPrint.
    • Early Years Learning Framework & National Quality Standards Playspiration connections – to assist Educators to confidently embed and put First Nations perspectives at the centre of learning.
    • Australian Curriculum Connections – activities and lesson ideas to assist Teachers to confidently embed First Nations perspectives into Australian Curriculum learning areas.
    • Scensydough Recipe – our favourite recipe that incorporates our Native Essential Oils for the ultimate sensory experience.
    • Japily natural cotton calico storage bag.
    • SDS sheets – will be available to download via order confirmation link.
    • Please note, with force, the symbol on the stamp may break and cause a choking hazard. Always use with adult supervision, not for children under 3 years old.

    Artists

    Symbols and background artwork by Russell Yilamara Brown. Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT and is a director of Songlines Art, Culture, Education. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation

    Native plant illustrations by Leah Brown. Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

     

  • Japily Symbol Stamps & Flashcards

    $79.99

    The Japily Symbol Stamps & Flashcards is a collection of Aboriginal art, knowledge and culture that supports children to understand and practise using symbols as a language.

    This First Nations take on sensory exploration can be used as a learning tool to aid in the development of your child’s fine motor skills, speech development and cognitive thinking, whilst developing both oral and written language, imagination, storytelling, all through embedding authentic Indigenous knowledges and perspectives.

    This beautifully designed and made collection combines 8 natural wooden engraved First Nations symbol stamps, as well as 8 matching symbol flashcards, Early Years Learning Framework and National Quality Standard Playspirations, Australian Curriculum connections and Scensydough Recipe. Stamps and flashcards come in a calico bag for safe storage.

    Included in the collection:

    • 8 First Nations Symbol natural wooden stamps – especially made for little hands, they are 5 cm in diameter for a firm wide grip & engraved with the symbol on the top to make it easy to identify.
    • 8 First Nations Symbol matching Flashcards – A6 size, made with 300gsm matte card to minimise reflection, printed by IndigiPrint.
    • Early Years Learning Framework & National Quality Standards Playspiration Connections – to assist Educators to confidently embed and put First Nations perspectives at the centre of learning.
    • Australian Curriculum Connections – activities and lesson ideas to assist Teachers to confidently embed First Nations perspectives into Australian Curriculum learning areas.
    • Scensydough Recipe – our favourite recipe that incorporates our Native Essential Oils for the ultimate sensory experience.
    • Natural cotton calico storage bag.
    • WARNING: With force, the symbol on the stamp become dislodged and cause a choking hazard. Always use with adult supervision, not for children under 3 years old.

    Artists

    Symbols and background artwork by Russell Yilamara Brown. Russell Yilamara Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara man from South-East Arnhem Land, NT and is a director of Songlines Art, Culture, Education. Russell currently lives and works on Bundjalung Country, NSW.  He is a skilled painter, sculptor and digital artist that has refined his traditional style and has developed a contemporary representation

    Native plant illustrations by Leah Brown. Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

     

  • Ocean Indigenous Nesting Dolls

    $129.99

    Our Ocean Indigenous Nesting Doll Set has five highly collectable and beautifully detailed Aboriginal animals, is the perfect way to introduce the stunning art of Aboriginal culture to young minds and hearts. Featuring an ocean colour palette, these hand painted wooden figures that include a Whale, Sea Turtles, Jelly Fish, Seahorse and Fish can be nested inside each other, encouraging role play and imaginative play while helping develop motor skills. Designed to celebrate Indigenous cultures, assist children develop skills in sequencing, patterns, counting and imaginative play. A great way to begin conversations with children and embed Indigenous perspectives in your educational or home setting.

    Artist

    Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

    Specifications

    • Wood
    • Hand painted with safe acrylic and varnished for durability
    • Tallest figure: 12cm in height
    • Smallest figure: 3cm
    • If on back order, please allow up to 3 weeks for hand painting
  • Pandanus Basket

    $59.99$79.99

    The traditional handicraft of collecting, dying and weaving baskets from natural pandanus fibres and plant dyes sourced from the bush is a tradition that is handed down through generations.

    With their smaller size and handles, these baskets have been specifically hand made for use in your learning space. They are perfect for sorting, storing collections or for children to store and carry their treasures in a play-based environment.

    All baskets have been ethically sourced from the artist, with all monies paid directly to the artist.

    Artist

    Joy Wilfred is a skilled fibre artist from Numbulwar community, East Arnhem Land, NT. Joy specialises in pandanus baskets, mats and other fibre arts.

    Tina Wilfred is a skilled fibre artist from Numbulwar community, East Arnhem Land, NT. Tina specialises in pandanus baskets, mats and jewellery.

     

    Numbulwar Community

    Numbulwar is located in East Arnhem Land on the coast of the Gulf of Carpenteria.

    The people of this region traded with the Maccassans people for thousands of years. Permanent settlement of Numbulwar began in 1952 with the founding of the Rose River Mission by local Aboriginal communities and the Anglican Church Missionary Society.

    Some of the clan groups include the Numamurdirdi, Nunggumadjbarr, Nunggargalu, Nundhirribala, Nglami, Murrungun, Wurramurra, Lalara, Wunungmurra, Mangurra and Wilfreds.

    Nunggubuyu/Wubuyu is the main language spoken at Numbulwar with other Aboriginal languages spoken including Kriol with English generally a second language.

    Specifications

    Width: 14cm

    Height: 4-5cm

  • River Indigenous Nesting Dolls

    $129.99

    The River Indigenous Nesting Doll Set is a collectable set of five hand-painted, wooden Aboriginal animal figures. The set of five nested animals, including a Crocodile, Turtle, Barramundi, Crab and Archer Fish celebrates and recognises Aboriginal histories and culture that is easily integrated into the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum. Open-ended activity that is perfect for the home or educational setting, these hand painted toys help children develop skills in sequencing, patterns, counting, imaginative play and motor skills while beginning conversations, broadening children’s experiences and acknowledging and celebrating Aboriginal histories and culture.

    Artist

    Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

    Specifications

    • Wood
    • Hand painted with acrylics and clear coated for durability
    • Tallest figure: 12cm in height
    • Smallest figure: 3 cm in height
  • Sky Indigenous Nesting Dolls

    $129.99

    A collection of 5 hand-painted nesting doll birds created by Aboriginal artist Leah Brown. Designed to celebrate Indigenous culture, assist children develop skills in sequencing, patterns, counting and imaginative play. A great way to begin conversations with children and embed Indigenous perspectives in your educational or home setting that align with the Early Years Learning Framework.

    Included in this set is a Jabiru, Eagle, Sulfur Crested Cockatoo, Kookaburra and Fairy Wren.

    Artist

    Leah Brown is a proud Garawa and Mara woman from the Roper River area of the Northern Territory, she currently lives on Dunghutti Country, NSW. Leah is skilled in painting, digital artwork and design and is passionate about using her talents to educate and share her culture.

    Specifications

    • Wood
    • Hand painted with safe acrylics and varnished for durability
    • Tallest figure: 12cm in height
    • Smallest figure: 3 cm in height