Wendy Namarnyilk has used plaits to make the structure of this basket held with single rows of close coiling. This basket is referred to as a bucket basket, and is made with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus. In Gunbalanya bucket baskets are made to relfect the shape of an introduced metal or plastic pail or bucket, the swivel handle on this basket is also an influence from missionary times.

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Bucket basket, plaited, with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus (pink and yellow) held with single rows of close coiling. The coiled, swivel button handle is attached in the middle of the basket on opposite sides. .

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Wendy Namarnyilk produces coiled buckets with signature button discs on the handle joins. She has incorporated plaits as the main structure of her baskets. This particular work was also featured in the publication '500 Baskets: Celebration of the Basketmakers Art' (2006).

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