Margaret RINYBUMAMichael GADJAWALA, Golbordok (traditional bush honey-collecting bag) Enlarge 1 /1


Murrungun-Djinang people

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory born 1947


Wulaki people

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory born 1948

Golbordok (traditional bush honey-collecting bag) 1989 Description: MW89-25
Place made: Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, fibrework, natural earth pigments on pandanus fibre

Dimensions: 34.0 h x 21.0 w x 16.3 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1823

This Golbordok (traditional bush honey-collecting bag) was woven from undyed pandanus fibre (leaves) by Margaret Rinybuma and decorated with ochres by her husband Michael Gadjawala. The close weave is to prevent honey from leaking.

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