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60,000 years in the making: Indigenous design takes centre stage

When many Australians think of Indigenous design, they think of cheap knock-off items like plastic boomerangs and printed tea towels in a souvenir shop, or on the opposite side of the spectrum, they imagine traditional works on display hung up in an intimidating art gallery. But lately, the mainstream local fashion industry has started to finally take notice of the work of First Nations designers, steeped in tens of thousands of years of history. Last week, the inaugural National Indigenous Fash