Beatrice Namundj's coiled pandanus basket uses big vertical blocks of colour broken by solid gold coils. Kunwinjku women make baskets and bowls that resemble household items and the one here is a popular form with its handles on opposite sides resembling a saucepan. It is known by the Kunwinjku term 'djabbilarna'. The large surface of this form allows for experimentation with colour and patterning, the rows often being stitched closely and tightly to intensify the colour. Beatrice's preffered technique is coiling, often in bold patterns.

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Saucepan basket, coiled, with vertical blocks dyed pandanus (pink and green) broken by two solid coils of dyed pandanus (orange). The two sided coiled handles are attached in the middle of the basket on opposite sides.

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