Summary

This bucket basket has been coiled with horizontal bands and open coiling with dyed pandanus. It has a coiled swivel button handle which is attached in the middle of the bag on opposite sides. The colours used come from a wet season palette and the intensity of the colours is determined by the amount of dyestuff and the amount of raw material placed in the dye bath. As all materials used to produce colours are derived from natural sources, seasonal variation of plant growth affects the availability of dyes.

Physical Description

Bucket basket, coiled, with horizontal bands and open coiling with dyed pandanus (pink, purple and green). The coiled swivel button handle is attached in the middle of the bag on opposite sides.

Local Name

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Significance

Wendy Namarnyilk produces coiled buckets with signature button discs on the handle joins. She has incorporated plaits as the main structure of her baskets. Her work was featured in the publication '500 Baskets: Celebration of the Basketmakers Art' (2006).

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