Bumbil (Bush String)
Naw kunyirrk yiman kayime dierrh nayahwurd nawu korroko birrikani dabborrabbolk bu birriwarlbuni. Wanjh kore kunyirrk bedberre kahdahkendi nawu
yiman kayime lawk, ngolin, dja kunyarl.
"Kunyirrk' is like a small string bag, that our ancestors used to take when they went hunting. In their string bags they would carry things like stone knives
beeswax and string." -Jill Nganjmirra
- 75cm × 36cm
- Cat No 1595-22
String bags are made from a variety of plants but most commonly from Manbudbud (Red Flowered Kurrajong), a strong pliable plant which grows along the floor and into the canopy of monsoon vine thickets.
Traditionally the bags are used to collect a variety of foods such as fish caught in conical fish traps, collections of yams or other Man Me (bush food).
Once Manbudbud has been collected, the process to create bush string begins. Starting with several fibres, the weaver will begin to roll the strands on
their leg, binding the fibres into string. The fibres may be naturally dyed or have feathers woven into them, creating contemporary, diverse and decorative
Simplicia England is an fibre arist and weaver working with Marrawuddi Arts and Culture.
Marrawuddi Arts and Culture is a beautiful Community Arts Centre located in the repurposed Jabiru Bakery in the heart of the World Heritage Listed Kakadu National Park. The stunningly renovated building, which welcomes dozens of visitors daily, features a vibrant working space for artists use as well as a beautiful exhibition area and delicious coffee. Tourists are encouraged to spend time with artists and learn about the beautiful artworks available for purchase. The quality of artworks for sale at Marrawuddi is exceptional and all stock is created by artists living in or around the Kakadu and wider West Arnhem region.
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