We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of NSW stands.

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Gɨlɨmihɨnya

Locate this shield and arrows.

This shield and net bag for carrying arrows is an example of bilum-making, which is like knitting.

Role-play how the weaver would have to move their hands to twist the fibres together.

Look at the other examples of shields and arrows in this exhibition. Which one do you like best?

Design your own pattern for this shield shape and add arrows behind it. Hint: if you’d like to print the image only, right-click on it and select save, then print it.

Outline of shield