Summary

This bucket basket by Leonie Guymala has been coiled with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus with block colours on the top three coils. In Gunbalanya bucket baskets are made to relfect the shape of an introduced metal or plastic pail or bucket, the 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.

A senior artist at Injalak Leonie Guymala makes mainly loosely coiled baskets with coiled handles that are formed from the structure of the body. She favours horizontal patterning of pink, orange and purple.

Physical Description

Bucket basket, coiled, with horizontal bands of dyed pandanus (orange and purple) with block colours on top three coils. The three coil handle is made with intergraded colour blocks, attached in the middle of the bag on opposite sides.

Local Name

badjkid

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