Home » Gapu Murnuk Exhibition » 3250-17 – Yothu Bathi – Baby Basket – Margaret Rarru

Margaret Rarru

b. 1940
Liyagawumirr/Garrawurra clan

Yothu Bathi (Baby Basket) 2017
Pandanus Fibre and Natural Dyes
31 x 13.5 x 8 in / 78 x 34 x 21cm
#3250-17

Pandanus weavings have many functional and ceremonial uses in Yolngu daily life. Through regular use the objects absorb oils from the body that soften and preserve the fibre. Bamagura (a conical mat with fringe that can also be laid flat and folded) are used to cover and protect babies from insects, to be wrapped and swaddled in they also function as sleeping mats and play rugs. The yothu bathi coil weaving design was introduced by missionaries and has been practiced in Milingimbi since the 1940’s. 

$1100 US / $1350 AU

This artwork is currently on exhibition in Los Angeles, USA. Prices do not include freight. Freight costs will be calculated from Los Angeles to an address that you provide. We will be in touch shortly with a shipping quote.

Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

The Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation is a community owned Art Centre that maintains an important position in the national art and cultural arena. Milingimbi Art and Culture has a long history of producing works steeped in active cultural practice such as barks, ceremonial poles, carvings and weavings. Works from Milingimbi are integral to important collections in many National and International institutions.

Contact us

A: Lot 53 Gadupu Rd, Milingimbi via Winellie, NT 0822
P: (+61) 8987 9888
E: [email protected]

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website may contain images and voices of deceased persons.

© Milingimbi Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

Follow us