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Title

Untitled (Triangular pandanus skirt)

1988


Artist

England Banggala

Australia

circa 1925 - Dec 2001

Language group

Burarra, Arnhem region


About

This bark painting depicts Jingabardabiya, the female water spirits who travelled from east in the creation time and metamorphosed into triangular pandanus skirts (or mats) at a sacred waterhole.


Details


Date

1988


Media category

Bark painting


Materials used

natural pigments on bark


Dimensions

159.5 x 58.4 cm (irreg.)


Credit

Purchased 2007


Location

Not on display


Accession number

355.2007


Artist information

England Banggala

Works in the collection

5