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Containers of Power: Women with Clever Hands by Louise Hamby

$120.00 inc. GST

Containers of Power is the most comprehensive and consummate insight yet to be published into the Indigenous fibre art of northeast Arnhem Land. Containers of Power investigates the complex set of relationships between fibre works and their makers. Based on the long term engagement of anthropologist Louise Hamby with the women of Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella) in Arnhem Land.

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An important study of the basketry and other non-loom fibre art of the Aboriginal Australian Yolngu people. This book retrieves recognition for the relatively unknown creative practice of the Gapuwiyak community. Celebrating both the women artists of this area and the bathi that are integral to all aspects of Yolngu life, 700 images illustrate the work of Gapuwiyak women past and present, highlighting their individual styles and demonstrating their cultural identity.

Hardback. 336 pp. 700 illustrations, most in color. 9.25 inches x 12.25 inches