Mabina Alaka teaches Origami, Kirigami and Paper Flowers with Hands On Brisbane.
Mabina is an accessory artist who was born in Kobe, Japan. She later lived in Canada, the United Kingdom and now calls Brisbane her home.
Mabina’s artistic talent and passion comes from her Japanese heritage, and was influenced by her grandmother who was very much the avant garde of her time in Japan.
Her unique skill in fashion accessories reflects the heritage, purity and beauty of her birth place, Japan.
From her studio in South Brisbane, Mabina uses the finest materials such as vintage Kimono fabrics, Japanese cotton fabrics, pure leather, Japanese Yuzen papers and many other materials from all over the world to bring her collection to life.
Mabina shares her passion for using basic materials and turning them into something beautiful in the Hands On Brisbane workshops she facilitates.