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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.

Name: Dorothy Bunibuni

Language: Kuninjku

Community: Maningrida


Dorothy is one of Maningrida Arts & Culture's most exciting emerging fibre artists.  Her innovative designs are made from locally collected pandanus and bush dyes.

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