Summary

This basket by Louise Nganjmirra has been coiled, with four diamond designs with crossed coil division in dyed pandanus. The basket is striking in its use of rich and bright colours. Colour is very important to the artists at Injalak and all materials used to produce the colours are derived from natural sources in the artists own environment. 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.

Louise Nganjmirra lives at Kudjekbinj, an outstation, and produces coiled baskets that contain highly geometric patterning, including step and diamond designs.

Physical Description

Basket, coiled, with four diamond designs with crossed coil division in dyed pandanus (yellow, purple, grey and brown). The two coiled pandanus handles are attached in the middle of the basket on opposite sides.

Local Name

djabbilarna

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