Ailan Pasin

Torres Strait Island Fashion


The erub arts team dec 2013

Ailan Pasin translates as island or islander fashion however in the Torres Strait the word 'pasin' aslo means style, ways, custom, tradition. Ailan Pasin is therefore an assertion of independence and identity by a minority group of islander people who form one of two indigenous Australian groups.

The Artists at Erub Arts want to share their unique island style and culture with the world by creating comfortable eminently wearable garments and accessories for women of all ages.

Ailan Pasin - Body Language

Started as a project that researched womens identity,  family totems and stories. The original large scale charcoal drawings formed a large part of an exhibition called Sea Journeys.