Summary

This flat bag is knotted with single loops of dry season colours and has a single braided handle which is attached in the middle of the bag on opposite sides. The handbag has been made in the style of a string bag but made with pandanus, because of this the bag retains the classic rectangular form but not the same flexibility as the normal string bag.While such forms are created for selling through the Injalak Arts Centre at Gunbalanya, Kunwinjku women make string bags for sale and also for their own use.

Physical Description

Handbag, knotted, with single loops in dyed pandanus (grey) and undyed pandanus. The single braided handle is attached in the middle of the bag on opposite sides.

Local Name

djerrh baladjdji kunngobarn

Significance

Shirley Kelly specialises in flat knotted pandanus handbag forms.

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