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Title

Djirriḏiḏi giwiḻirr (Garrawurra conical basket)

2020

Artist

Margaret Rarru

Australia

29 Jan 1940 –

Language group: Ḻiyagawumirr Garrawurra, Arnhem region

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Milingimbi Central Arnhem Land Northern Territory Australia
    Date
    2020
    Media category
    Weaving
    Materials used
    natural dyes on pandanus
    Dimensions
    31.5 x 17.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal art Collection Benefactors 2021
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    73.2021
    Copyright
    © Margaret Rarru
    Artist information
    Margaret Rarru

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Margaret Rarru is a senior artist, master weaver, and respected Elder. She was born at Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) and now lives between her mother’s Country of Laŋarra (Howard Island) and Yurrwi (Milingimbi Island). Harvesting and processing the materials from her homelands, each work by Rarru resonates with cultural knowledge of the Djaŋ'kawu Sisters. The mindirr (basket) is a ceremonial and practical object used by the sisters as they travelled across Country creating the landforms present in parts of Arnhem Land today. In this work Rarru employs the Djaŋ'kawu Sisters Liyagawumirr Djirri-didi (ceremonial body paint designs) to create miny'tji (colour and pattern) on the mindirr (basket). The simplistic lines represent a series of sites, stories and custodianship rights that are known to those from this Country.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Milingimbi

Other works by Margaret Rarru