Summary

This coiled mat has an openwork star (or kinhkinh) design with a large close coiled centre, which represents the moon. The mats arms are coiled in alternate short colour blocks of dyed and undyed pandanus. This celestial design is connected to the story of the Morning Star, an important story for the artist and in this mat the star and moon are married.

Physical Description

Star mat, coiled, with large centre of dyed pandanus (orange, yellow, and green) and undyed pandanus. The mats arms are coiled in alternate short colour blocks of dyed (purple, yellow, orange and white) pandanus and undyed pandanus.

Local Name

marebu

Significance

The work of Rose Nabobbob is characterised by a combination of different coiling techniques in the same piece. She often produces very large pieces and was accepted into the 2003 Telstra Art awards.

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