This looped handbag by Garnbaladj Nabegeyo has been made with string and dense pink, white and black Galah feathers. The two bark wrapped handles, stitched together at top, are attached to the rim on opposite sides of the bag. Feathered bags have been used traditionally in Gunbalanya for ceremonies, and ceremonial feathered bags link family, mother and son.

Garnbaladj was taught by her mother to make baskets. In addition to working in classical styles and techniques she also experiments with open coiling techniques. She has participated in several String World Festivals, has provided consultation to museums and is a strong advocate of fibre arts.

Physical Description

Looped string bag with Galah feathers (pink, white, black). The two bark wrapped handles, stitched together at the top, are attached to opposite sides of the rim of the bag.

Local Name

djerrh kunmud dorrengh

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