DETAIL: Mary MARABAMBA Fish trap No 27 #3017-01 2001 jungle vine, bush string Purchased 2002
 
Dobie WURRKIDJ | Bag

 
WURRKIDJ, Dobie
Australia 1924
Bag
oblong flat but slightly rounded bag with bands of colour, no handle Cat no: 271W02 2002
Object
Fibre object
pandanus, natural dyes
16.0 (h) x 34.0 (w) x 6.6 (d) cm
Purchased 2003
NGA 2003.281
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Dobie Wurrkidj’s Bag and Handbag reveal an innovative direction of Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) weaving. The references to western handbags are mixed with techniques and forms more common in traditional weaving of baskets, dilly bags and string bags to produce these wonderful amalgam forms. Handbag forms can also be seen in the work of Julieanne Bangalang, Josie Maralngurra and Stephanie Nadjamerrek.

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