The Resource The North: : contemporary basket making in Arnhem Land, Louise Hamby

The North: : contemporary basket making in Arnhem Land, Louise Hamby

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The North: : contemporary basket making in Arnhem Land
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The North:
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contemporary basket making in Arnhem Land
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Louise Hamby
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eng
Summary
Contemporary Arnhem Land artists' desire to express their own ideas and creative thinking while still holding on to their artistic heritage; common elements belonging to an Arnhem Land style; Western concept of what a basket made by an Aboriginal person should look like and how this affects perceptions and classification of contemporary works; rock art in western Arnhem Land provides a record of bags and baskets of the region dating back thousands of years; Ancestral figure of Yingarna with 15 painted baskets; classic twined baskets; use of new materials incorporated into basket making; twined conical baskets as the dominant form in Arnhem Land basketry until the late 1920s; arrival of missionaries across the Top End brought about radical changes in the form shape of baskets and mats; introduction of coiling and colour with dye or painting with ochres; selection of materials takes into account environmental factors such as the availability of materials; form of the weave often signifies the physical location of the makers; conical fish traps made by men; importance of colour; passing on of cultural information
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1951-
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Hamby, Louise
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non fiction
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  • Burrunali, Marlene
  • Jin-Gubarrangunyia, Lorna
  • Bangalang, Julieanne
  • Burak, Lydia
  • Nganjmirra, Jill
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The North: : contemporary basket making in Arnhem Land, Louise Hamby
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