DETAIL: Mary MARABAMBA Fish trap No 27 #3017-01 2001 jungle vine, bush string Purchased 2002
 
Laura RUNGGIWANGA | Fish trap

 
RUNGGIWANGA, Laura
Australia 1954
Fish trap
[Weave Exhibition, Northern Editions Maningrida Women's Arts & Culture]
2002
Sculpture
Interlacing
pandanus, natural dyes, bush string
interlacing
77.0 (h) x 33.0 (w) x 76.0 (d) cm
Purchased 2002
NGA 2002.380
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This fish trap has an ambiguous shape that has a reference to the triangular pandanus skirts worn by women like an apron. They also have a reference to the Ancestral Djan’kawu for these Sisters gave birth to the clans and conical birthing mats, similar to this trap in form, are included in paintings on the subject. In this way they have cross-references to other woven objects in the collection as well as some of the bark painting collection.

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