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Kunwinjku people

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia born 1966

Basket 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

Dimensions: without handle 27.4 h x 23.2 w x 22.6 d cm with handle 53.0 h x 23.2 w x 22.6 d cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2003
Accession No: NGA 2003.274

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.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra