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Title

Djendek (sand palm)

1999

Artist

Lena Kuriniya

Australia

circa 1939 - 2003

Language group

Kuninjku, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Other Title
    Pandanus mat
    Place where the work was made
    Maningrida Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    1999
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    etching, black ink on white wove paper
    Edition
    10/20
    Dimensions
    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.

    Credit
    Mollie Gowing Acquisition fund for Contemporary Aboriginal art 2004
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    214.2004
    Artist information
    Lena Kuriniya

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  • About

    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Maningrida

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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