MAKING KULAP SHAKERS WITH ATHE BY ALTHEA MCKEOWN
Kulap seed pod rattles are a traditional musical instrument used by Torres Strait Island dancers.
They are traditionally made from the seed pods of the Matchbox Bean tree, and are an integral part of traditional 'island dance'.
This book gives step - by - step instructions accompanied by colour photographs that demonstrate that with a little bit of adult help, children of all ages can learn about and enjoy some traditional Torres Strait Island cultural activities.
Althea McKeown is a trainer, teacher, child safety advocate, Foster Carer, mother, grandmother and respected community member at Nurapoi (Horn Island) in the Torres Straits.