Milingimbi Art and Culture

Milingimbi Weaving - Fringe Sun Mat - Helen Ganalmirriwuy - 3075-16

$1,760.00
  • Milingimbi Weaving - Fringe Sun Mat - Helen Ganalmirriwuy - 3075-16
  • Milingimbi Weaving - Fringe Sun Mat - Helen Ganalmirriwuy - 3075-16
  • Milingimbi Weaving - Fringe Sun Mat - Helen Ganalmirriwuy - 3075-16
  • Milingimbi Weaving - Fringe Sun Mat - Helen Ganalmirriwuy - 3075-16

Milingimbi Art and Culture

Milingimbi Weaving - Fringe Sun Mat - Helen Ganalmirriwuy - 3075-16

$1,760.00
Woven Gunga Mat with Fringe by Helen Ganalmirriwuy.

Pandanus fibre and natural dyes.

Helen Ganalmirriwuy was born in Galiwin’ku (Elcho Island) and grew up at Langarra (Howard Island), her mother’s homeland, and in Milingimbi. Helen was taught painting by her family during the Ngarra cleansing ceremony in which clan designs are used as body paint. She is a master weaver, using gunga (pandanus) and kurrajong bark fibre to make mats and bathi (dilly baskets).

Milingimbi’s weavers harvest pandanus and colours from adjacent islands to produce beautiful mats, dilly bags, baskets, fish traps and string bags, using the same materials and techniques their mothers and grandmothers used before them.

Dimensions: Inner Circle (90cm diameter), Outer Circle (140cm diameter)

Milingimbi's mission is to preserve and foster Yolgnu culture. Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre facilitates cultural activity within the community and supports the production of artwork, decorated implements, instruments and objects and holds archival records of all artwork produced by its artists. The Art Centre is a community owned enterprise and is an important source of income for its 153 artists and their families.