Maningrida Art and Culture

Deborah Wurrkidj - Yam

$470

Koskela is pleased to present Karri bengkan Djang (We know our culture)⁠—a new series of works from the community of Maningrida.

Maningrida comes from the Ndjébbana phrase mane djang karrirra, meaning ‘the place where the totemic ancestors transformed.’ The community is located in Central Arnhem Land, a region defined by linguistic and cultural diversity, home to twelve language groups, 110 clans and 32 outstations or homelands. 

Kuninjku fibre artists are renowned for the depth and range of colours they achieve from boiling stripped pandanus leaves with various roots, leaves, berries and ash. ‘Spirit’ beings, such as the mimih (Kuninjku) and djómi (Ndjébbana), are carved from thin trunks of various softwoods. As this body of work from deceased and emerging artists conveys, old ways continue to evolve as they are passed on through the generations.

Only 2 in stock!

Artist: Deborah Wurrkidj
Title: Yam - 05-16-4/10

Dimensions: Image 20x12cm, Paper 50 x 32cm, Framed 63 x 46cm.
Materials: Etching

Click & Collect: Free

-This service is available Monday-Fridays from 10am-4pm. All orders must be collected from the side entrance on Dunning Ave. To ensure that our busy worker bees have enough time to prepare your new treasure for same day pickup, your order must be in before 2pm. Simply call 92800999 (201) upon arrival and our friendly staff will ready your order. Please allow a 3hr window before collecting once your order is placed.    

Australia Wide: $80 

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks come with a certificate of authenticity

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