Ngurra are the places we came from, our Country
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Women from Mulan have been collecting wurrkal native grasses, to make baskets. The grass can be found all around the plains of Walmajarri Country, near Paraku (lake Gregory). Elder, IPA Ranger and artist Anne Ovi says, it is best to cut after big rains, so that it grows strong for weaving. There is a cousin grass that looks similar but breaks easily and isn’t right for baskets. So when going out collecting the women have been teaching the younger girls to look for the grass which doesn’t flower at the top. This is the right grass for baskets.