Summary

Circular basket, coiled, made with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus and in centre two rows are overstitched yellow pandanus. The rows are a combination of solid colour and another form called 'chopping colour' achieved by randomly combining pink and undyed fibre. The rigid handle is a single coil and secured with stitching onto to the body of the basket at the fourth row from the top and again at the top onto the rim.

Physical Description

Circular basket, coiled, made with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus and in centre two rows are overstitched yellow pandanus. The rows are a combination of solid colour and another form called 'chopping colour' achieved by randomly combining pink and undyed fibre. The rigid handle is a single coil and secured with stitching onto to the body of the basket at the fourth row from the top and again at the top onto the rim.

Local Name

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Significance

Marilyn Gumurdul's signature style is typically the two sided pandanus handbags, however the distinctive handle in this basket extending from the lower coils are another signature of her coiled baskets. Marilyn is recognised as a very accomplished fibre artist, and her work was profiled in the exhibition, Woven Forms: Contemporary Basket Making in Australia that opened at Object Gallery in Sydney in September 2005 and then toured nationally. It has also featured in the publication '500 Baskets: Celebration of the Basketmakers Art' (2006).

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