Summary

Dorothy Dullman produced this 'spider mat' for the exhibition Twined Together, and created the feel of a spider's nest in the centre and the web is represented by the plaited strands of pandanus with knotted strips to form the circle, it was the largest mat in the exhibition. It has has been made with a section of twining in the centre, and strands of pandanus emanating to the outer coiled rim, small knots are scattered throughout, marking the joining of the lengths of pandanus.

The work reflects what has gone before in terms of fibre practice and what is possible in the future. It has taken the basic form of the flat mat but discarded that function, in that it was made with the intention to go on a gallery wall. The artists combination and freedom to explore is an indication of a change in practice from mission times.

Physical Description

Large circular mat, made with a section of twining in the centre, and strands of pandanus emanating to the outer coiled rim. The strands are connected to rows of plaited and dyed pandanus.

Local Name

milegardab marebu

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