Jill Nganjmirra is the creator of figurative floral patterns, such as the one on this mat, called kunngobarn mannguy marnbuyindanj. In this coiled circular mat the large floral design emnates from the centre, which is made with an open coiling technique and encased with scallop coiling.

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Circular mat, coiled, with large floral design of dyed pandanus (yellow and green). The centre is made with open coiling technique of dyed pandanus of brown colour and encased with scallop coiling of dyed pandanus of a yellow colour.

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This floral pattern was Jill's idea. It then appeared in the work of some of her sisters. They all worked together at Mamadawerre outstation sharing both the collecting and preparation of the pandanus, and shared each other's ideas. Jill Nganjmirra's main artistic practice is fibre but she is also a painter using Arches paper and bark. She was Assistant Curator of the exhibition Twined Together: Kunmadj Njalehnjaleken.

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