Summary

This coiled bucket basket by Janice Nalorlman has been made with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus, in three bands of counter change blocks, with stitches of alternate colours and open coiled single stitches. In Gunbalanya bucket baskets are made to relfect the shape of an introduced metal or plastic pail or bucket, the swing handle on this basket is also an influence from missionary times. The colours used in this basket 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.

Janice Nalorlman makes bucket forms with movable handles in highly patterned close coiling.

Physical Description

Bucket basket, coiled, with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus (orange, brown, white, green, purple). It is made with three bands of counter change blocks, stitches of alternate colours and open coiled single stitches. The bucket has a swing handle made of three coils attached in the middle of the basket on opposite sides.

Local Name

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