Coil Basket by Deborah Wurrkidj

Coil Basket

Coiling technique was introduced in the 1920s at Goulburn Island to the Maung people by missionaries and quickly spread to the mainland. Many artists produce coiled baskets of varied shapes, ranging from small round baskets to large oval baby baskets made from dyed pandanus. Artists combine colours and patterns to obtain intricate new graphic patterns.


Size & material

15 × 26 × 26cm
Pandanus (Pandanus Spiralis) and Kurrajong (Brachychiton Populneus) with natural dyes

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