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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art
Textiles gallery

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Margaret RINYBUMA

Murrungun-Djinang people

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory born 1947

Michael GADJAWALA

Wulaki people

Arnhem Land, Northern Territory born 1948

Golbordok (traditional bush honey-collecting bag) 1989

  • MW89-26
Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
sculptures, fiberwork, natural earth pigments on pandanus fibre
Technique: natural earth pigments on pandanus fibre
34.0 h x 18.0 w x 14.0 d cm
Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1824

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  • This Golbordok (traditional bush honey-collecting bag) was woven from undyed pandanus fibre (leaves) by Margaret Rinybuma and decorated with ochres by her husband Michael Gadjawala. The close weave is to prevent honey from leaking.


    Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2010