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The exhibition theme showcases ancient and contemporary knowledge, and reflects the craft associated with the dilly bag which is both a sacred ceremonial symbol and a utilitarian object.
The women artists produce many various screen print designs depicting fish traps and dilly bags in different styles and formats, using all natural fibres in silks, linens and cottons. Maningrida Arts and Culture artists produce the woven fibre dilly bags and fish traps, made from leaves of the pandanus tree. The region around Maningrida is home to over 100 clan groups who speak 12 different languages. This exhibition is presented in association with Babbarra Women’s Centre.
Fibre artists from Maningrida Arts conrtribute sculptures and artefacts that reflect the theme, including bark paintings, woven fish traps, dilly bags and baskets, and fibre sculptures of dogs and Yawk Yawk figures.