Kun-madj: Fish Traps and Dilly Bags
Babbarra Womens Centre and Maningrida Arts
Presenting textiles and woven objects from Maningrida, presented by Babbarra Women’s Centre. Artists have curated an exhibition on the theme of Kun-madj or woven vessels. This is the Kuninjku word used for dilly bags and fish traps. The exhibition theme showcases ancient and contemporary knowledge, and reflects the craft associated with the dilly bag which is both a sacred ceremonial symbol and a utilitarian object. The women artists produce many various screen print designs depicting fish traps and dilly bags in different styles and formats.