An-gujechiya are aesthetic objects, functional fish traps and dreaming totems.
Bonnie Burangarra was taught by her mother and father the art of making An-gujechiya and the use of it to catch fish. She remembers emptying the traps as a young girl and taking the fish back to her families camp.
An-gujechiya are made from mirlarl (jungle vine), young straight shoots are harvested from small pockets of jungle surrounding Burangarra’s homeland of Yilan. The mirlarl must be worked quickly, before it dries out and becomes brittle. Each An-gujechiya is created over several consecutive days of intensive harvesting and weaving.
An-gujechiya belong to the Dhuwa moiety.
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