An-gujechiya (#354-18)

Fibre
#354-18

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.

Interested in this artwork but thinking about a commission? Email us to discuss the details.

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