Summary

This coiled saucepan basket has been made with multiple patterns and block colours of dyed and undyed pandanus divided by crossed coiling. The saucepan basket is not only about technical perfection of forms but about an eloquent sense of colour. The stiches are placed tight and close together, which intensifies the colour saturation. Rose Nababbob is known for combining many types of patterns in her baskets and this mixture is referred to as mammiledilhdilhmiken.

Physical Description

Basket, coiled, with multiple patterns and block colours of dyed (purple, yellow, orange, green and white) and undyed pandanus divided by crossed coiling. It has two short rigid coiled handles that emerge from the last coil bundle at the rim on opposite sides.

Local Name

djabbilarna dangwarlah

Significance

The work of Rose Nabobbob is characterised by a combination of different coiling techniques in the same piece. She often produces very large pieces and was accepted into the 2003 Telstra Art awards.

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