3942-16 Coiled Pandanus Basket - Mareiyiga Illakkilak

3942-16 Coiled Pandanus Basket - Mareiyiga Illakkilak

WEAV3942-16

Regular price $93.00

This basket is made from all natural fibre (leaves harvested from the Pandanus Spiralis plant) and dyed using bush colours from leaves, berries, ash, roots and bark. Women artists from West Arnhem Land have been weaving with natural materials for tens of thousands of years. These fibre artists use a variety of construction techniques: coiling, looping and twining. Each vessel created reflects the ability of the weaver, both in its construction and the botanical and chemical knowledge applied in the dying process along with the intended use of the fibre item.