This bucket basket by Leanne Guymala has been coiled, with horizontal bands of dyed undyed pandanus. It has a flat handle which is twined with an open zig-zag stich using dyed pandanus. Handles are a key feature of baskets made during mission times and continue into the present. They are divided into two main categories; those that move and those that do not. Many handles of contemporary works are not intended to move, such as this one.

Leanne Guymala is one of four sisters, all daughters of the artist Spider Namirrki and all well established fibre artists. Leanne's mother was Molly Naborhlborhl. She makes a variety of coiled forms and experiments with combinations of techniques.

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Bucket basket, coiled, with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus (grey, purple and orange) and undyed pandanus. The flat handle is twined with open zig-zag stich with dyed pandanus (orange and grey) attached in the middle of the bag on opposite sides.

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