Full film record on the Maring of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Footage documents daily life among the Funggai clan whose territory lies at the eastern end of the Simbai Valley, Madang District. Footage focuses on family life and the organization of Funggai hamlets, ritual cycles related to the dance, crops and food preparation, material crafts including making and hafting stone axes, storytelling, dance, and soccer matches.
"Published ... for an exhibition organised by the Queensland Art Gallery and held at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 1 October 2011 - 5 February 2012"--Colophon.
Threads that connect and unravel / Ruth McDougall -- Contemporary textiles and the social fabric of life / Graeme Were -- Tivaevae : vibrant island threads / Bree Richards -- Women together : Robin White's collaborations / Reuben Keehan -- Niuean weaving : sharing knowledge / Zoe De Luca -- Ngatu tā'uli : a royal barkcloth / Kolokesa Uafā Māhina-Tuai and Hūfanga Dr ʻOkusitino Māhina -- Pacific mats : Ibe vakabati, fala pati and fala su'i / Angela Goddard -- Kharad : weaving stories and remaking lives / Ruth McDougall -- Maps of history : Hmong pha pra vet (storytelling) cloths / Ruth McDougall -- Kapa kuiki : Hawaiian quilts / Ian Were -- Ömie barkcloth : a textile of transition and place / Michael Hawker -- A language in stitches : Indian embroiderers / Julie Ewington -- Vanuatu baskets : patterns of beauty and survival / Bree Richards -- Contemporary kantha : evolving traditions / Viona Fung -- Tifaifai : expressing island identity / Laura Mudge -- Hats and baskets : plaiting to remember / Jessica Stalenberg -- Lao textiles : rich traditions / Russell Storer -- Noken : a gift, a process, an emblem, a bag / Ruth McDougall -- Just designs : Ernabella batik / Bruce McLean -- Lei : material mash-ups / Ellie Buttrose -- A sign of the times : bilums, bilum-wear and baskets / Ruth McDougall