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

 
WURRKIDJ, Dobie
Australia 1924
Handbag
orange/brown Cat no: 15-42W-02 2002
Textile
Interlacing
pandanus, natural dyes
without handle 24.0 (h) x 30.0 (w) cm
with handle 54.0 (h) x 30.0 (w) cm
Purchased 2003
NGA 2003.283
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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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