Summary

Djabbilarna is the name given to saucepan forms with handles like this basket from Molly Nayilibidj. 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.

Physical Description

Saucepan basket, coiled, with solid single rows of dyed pandanus (orange, white, purple, green and brown). The two sided coiled handles is attached in the middle of the basket on opposite sides.

Local Name

djabbilarna

Significance

Molly Nayilibidj works in both coiling and twining.

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