Rena Garmundawuy – Dilly Bag


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Rena Garmundawuy Guyula was born in Galiwin’ku and currently resides in Gapuwiyak in East Arnhem Land. Her mother is Mavis Miyauluma Bidingal, and her father is Wangamurru Bandawungu. She acquired the art of weaving from other women in the community. Rena attended school in Galiwin’ku and also spent some time in Mirringalia. She eventually relocated to Gapuwiyak and is now a mother to four boys.

Crafted from Gunga, also known as Pandanus Palm, this intricately woven basket incorporates Balgurr, a type of bush string. The creation of this basket involves a meticulous coiling technique, and it’s colours are dyes derived from native bush plants.

Woven Dilly Bag/Basket created with pandanus and natural dyes.

Rena Garmundawuy is based in Gapuwiyak, also known as Lake Evella, an Aboriginal Australian community located in north-eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, 25 kilometres south of the head of Buckingham Bay and about the same distance south-west of Arnhem Bay. Rena’s Moiety is Dhuwa, and her subsection is Wamutjan.