Summary

This circular coiled mat by Dorothy Dullman has been made with close bands of dyed pandanus, alternating with open bands of scalloping, with a single coil handle at the top. This celestial design is connected to the story of the Morning Star, an important story for the artist and in this mat the moon is represented. The Morning Star is an ancestral story of the Sun and the Moon from western Arnhem Land.

Dorothy makes coiled baskets and experiments with combinations of techniques in mat forms.

Physical Description

Circular mat, coiled, made with close bands of dyed pandanus (pink and yellow) alternating with open bands of scalloping of dyed pandanus. It has a single coil handle at the top.

Local Name

karrakbal marebu

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