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Nita Garidjalalug Wall Hanging 13/11/09
Pandanus & Natural Colours approx
400 x 400mm

Nita created this pandanus wall hanging using pandanus that she had stripped from the pandanus tree which grows around the island. The colours used are all natural, with the brown coming from the skin on mangroves, the pink from rosella berries, the white from the base of the pandanus leaves and the yellow from the roots of the medicine tree. The colours are boiled in large pots over the fire with the stripped pandanus leaves soaking. This is then left hanging to dry, and the process of weaving begins, with wonderful creations forming, such as this wall hanging.

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