This is probably a man's basket with the rim stitched with string using blanket stitch. The body is painted with a distinctive diamond pattern indicating it belonged to a Yirritja clan.

Physical Description

A twined conical basket made from pandanus with a close weave and decorated with natural pigments. The body of the basket is decorated with diamond patterning. The rim is stitched with vegetable fibre string using a blanket stitch. The multi-strand vegetable fibre string handle is attached to the rim at the back of the basket.

Local Name

bathi mindirr

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