Summary

This baby basket by Leanne Guymala has been coiled with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus contrasted with block panels in the base. Baby baskets were encouraged during mission times and are long oval-shaped baskets with a handle that goes across the middle of the two long sides.

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.

Physical Description

Basket, coiled, with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus (purple, pink, orange and brown) contrasted with block panels in the base. It has two short rigid coiled handles that emerge from the last three coil bundles at the rim on opposite sides.

Local Name

dedjkuyeng kunmadj wurdyawken

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