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    TAKING SHAPE: From left, Kira Marks-Lovett, Tanisha Lovett, Elise Kettles, Bianca Lauricella, Belinda Marks, Suzy Skurrie and Aunty Anne Moore with a community possum skin cloak the women are making at Horsham Neighbourhood House. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Community project creates possum skin cloaks

A project to create possum skin cloaks for Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative events and activities is taking shape.

Project co-ordinator, Gunditjmara and Wotjobaluk artist Tanisha Lovett, said indigenous women in Horsham and Stawell were making the cloaks for use in the community.

“I like the idea of them being worn during cultural events,” she said.

Suzy Skurrie, one of about 15 women working on the cloaks, said the women were using traditional and contemporary techniques.

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“We want to keep them as traditional as we can, but everyone has their own story so it will have a meeting place in the centre and people’s stories around the outside,” she said.

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