The lace-like curl or curl coiling stich used by Sarah Nadjalaburnburn is popular today, not only as a main stiching feature but as edging for mats and baskets. This handbag form was developed from the mission influenced 'sister' baskets that have matching identical sides of circular coiled mat forms. However in this style a central oval 'mat' has been added to separate the sides and form the handbag. It has long rigid handles that allow the basket to be carried over the shoulder.

Physical Description

A handbag made of two identical oval sides stitched together to a coiled section that extends out to form two handles.The handbag is made with curl coiling stich in dyed pandanus (orange, pink, green) and undyed pandanus.

Local Name

baladjdji mile belbmerrinj


Sarah Nadjalaburnburn favours making forms in the coiling technique.

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