- Other Title
- Pandanus mat
- Place where the work was made
Central Arnhem Land
- Media category
- Materials used
- etching, black ink on white wove paper
- 49.1 x 32.3 cm platemark; 71.5 x 53.9 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "X". Not dated.
- Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2004
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Works in the collection
The artist has depicted a djendek or sand palm (Livistona humilis). The palm heart is a popular food when the palm is still very young - the palm is cut down at the top and the juicy, inner heart peeled out. It has a sweet taste. The djendek leaves are also stripped of their outer layers, and then dyed and used in weaving.
from Hetti Perkins et al., 'Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 24 Sep 2004–12 Dec 2004
Referenced in 1 publication
Hetti Perkins, Crossing country: the alchemy of western Arnhem Land art, Sydney, 2004, 151 (colour illus.), 224.