PANDANUS WEAVINGS

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We are proud to present one of Darwin’s largest selections of beautiful woven Pandanus bowls, baskets and mats by artists from throughout Arnhem Land including Maningrida, Numbulwar, Elcho Island and Oenpelli.

 

The women harvest the Pandanus, and then strip the strands into thin little strands that are then dyed, and used for weaving. All the dyes are natural, and the women use a combination of bark, plant roots, leaves, flowers, berries, and grasses. The colours are also achieved not only by the combination of the natural elements, but also the length of time that the individual strands of Pandanus are left in the dying mixture. The colours also change according the seasons. For example, during the Wet Season the reds can be much darker.

 

Pandanus weavings are ideal mementos and gifts, and are lightweight and easy to pack and protect for international or domestic travel.

Bowl by Jenifer Garnarradj, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Princess Nalorman, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Belinda Wurrkidj, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Josephine Maralngurra, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Gwenyth Manginu, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Gwenyth Manginu, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Janice Nalorman, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Doris Guymala, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land
Bowl by Connie Nayinggul, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land.
Bowl by Janice Nalorman, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land.
Wall hanging by Princess Nalorman, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land.
Bowl by Kathleen Garnarradj, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land.
Basket by Vivian Nabarlambarl, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land.
Dilly Bags by Betty Wanduk, Maningrida.
Bag by Julieanne Gitpulu, Elcho Island, which is known to its traditional owners as Galiwin'ku.
Bowl by Gwenyth Mangini, Oenpelli, Gunbalanya, Western Arnhem Land.
Betty Wanduk
Shirley Wilfred
Margaret Bidingal
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