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Dilly Bag & Yam

Jeannie Holroyd

Acrylic paint on canvas

61cm x 91cm


Price includes postage rolled up in tube anywhere in Aus.

Dilly bags were ver important to our old people. A good dilly bag could take weeks to make from natural fibre and were used to carry bush food when traveling. One of our most important bush foods were yams. Yams were cooked on the coals of a fire and are delicious to eat. We still gather them and love to cook them. Now a days we like to cook them in casseroles. Digging a yam can is a lot of work. Big ones can be a metre down. The best way to dig them is by hand no shovel. A shovel can damage them or the root that connects them to the surface stem and leaves. They are precious to us.<

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Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre Incorporated

Pormpuraaw Art & Culture Centre Incorporated was formed in 2009. Pormpuraaw is a beautiful place located in Cape York Peninsula on the gulf of Carpentaria. We are rich in language speakers, culture and talented artists. We are most known for our print making, painting and sculptures made from recycled ghost nets. Ghost Net is the term we use for illegally abandoned fishing nets by commercial fishing boats. These nets drift on ocean currents and continue to kill marine life for no reason. We also publish important cultural manuscripts and film making in language. We have exhibited nationally and internationally. Our work has been collected by many important collections and institutions. http://Pormpuraaw Art & Culture (fcp1)-H.264

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Shipping Policy

Shipping will take time please be patient. Pormpuraaw is a remote community with only one full-time employee. Work located here in Pormpuraaw will be sent AUS post. This applies to all prints, paintings and small carvings. Our post office can be difficult expect delays. Large ghost net sculptures stored in Cairns will be brought to Cairns Pack and Send and the purchaser will be responsible for engaging their services.

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