Summary

This knotted pandanus handbag by Antina Nabegeyo has the strong colours of plants that thrive in the wet season. Seasonal variation of plant growth affects the availability of dyes and the intensity of colour is determined by the amount of plant material added to the dye bath.

Antina Nabegeyo works mainly at Gunbalunya, making pandanus handbag baskets as a preferred form.

Physical Description

A looped pandanus bag made with the knotting technique. It has alternating horizontal bands of colour using dyed pandanus in purple, orange and green. The plaited pandanus handle is attached in opposite edges of the rim.

Local Name

djerrh baladjdji kunngobarn

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