This coiled pandanus saucepan basket by Sarah Nadjalaburnburn employs dyed green and pink checkerboard blocks of colour. Kunwinjku women make baskets and bowls that resemble household items and the one here is a popular form with its handles on opposite sides resembling a saucepan. It is known by the Kunwinjku term 'djabbilarna'. The large surface of this form allows for experimentation with colour and patterning, the rows often being stitched closely and tightly to intensify the colour.

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Saucepan basket, coiled, with a counter-change pattern of dyed pandanus (pink and green). The basket has two sided, single coil pandanus handles attached on opposite sides of the basket.

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Sarah Nadjalaburnburn favours making forms in the coiling technique.

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