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© Rosemary Gamajun Mamuniny/ Licensed by Viscopy, 2017

AIFW skirt

Date: 2014
Dimensions:
Overall: 620 × 490 × 40 mm, 330 g
Medium: Kurrajong, pandanas bush string, feathers and natural dyes
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Rosemary Gamajun Mamuniny
Classification:Art
Object Name: Skirt
Object No: 00054382

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    Description
    This contemporary woven skirt is a transfer of traditional weaving techniques into new forms. They pieces constructed from Kurrajong, pandanas bush string, feathers, seeds, shells, ochre and getting its earthy tones and colours from a natural dyeing process.
    SignificanceThe traditional techniques and knowledge of weaving being used in a contemporary context bringing them into a new light and allowing the artist the opportunity to translate her traditional techniques onto a new form.
    HistoryRosemary Mamuniny is an exceptional fibre artist. She learnt the art of fibre work as a young woman from her mother, Leti Dhamarrandji, her mother, Dhananydjil, and her father Gaykupa Gurruwiwi.
    Mamuniny has exhibited extensively thoughout Australia including 'Art on a string', which toured Australia in 2002/2003 and "Banumbirr Elcho Island' and 'Bandigan Morning Star Collection Maritime Museum', Sydney and museum Victoria, Melbourne.
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