Summary

Kunwinjku women make baskets and bowls that resemble household items and the round bowl-like forms without handles is a very popular form. These are known by the Kunwinjku term 'djurduhdjurdu' that translates as 'amputated' due to the form having an absence of a handles or 'arms'. Often younger artists make this form as it gives them an opportunity to develop skills and also to experiment with designs. This saucepan basket by Judy Dakgalawuy is one such example, it has been coiled with a chequered patterning created by contrasting colour of dyed pandanus.

Coiling is Judy's preferred technique and her specialty is making the large bowl forms called djurduhdjurdu. She uses the extensive surface area to create strong patterning using solid blocks of contrasting colours.

Physical Description

Saucepan basket, coiled, with chequered patterning created by contrasting colour of dyed pandanus (yellow, purple, white). The basket has no handles.

Local Name

djurduhdjurdu

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