Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia born 1966
2002 Description: high and round basket with flat base and loose handle, pink and natural bands in weave Cat no: 957W-02
Place made: Gunbalanya (Oenpelli), western Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, fibrework, pandanus, natural dyes
Djorlam’s flat-bottomed round basket takes inspiration from more conventional round baskets made in Arnhem Land, yet by extending its form vertically re-invigorates the possibilities to create a form fresh to West Arnhem Land weaving. The vertical vessel form is reminiscent of bark buckets traditionally made by Tiwi artists.
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