Abigail Mundjala is learning to weave from master weavers Helen Gannalmirriwuy, and Margaret Rarru and art worker Joyce Naliyabu.
Abigail explains that; “first I was watching Rarru and Gannalmirriwuy collecting gunga and colour (used in weaving). They picked me and showed me how to get gunga and make colour. Sometimes I use black weaving, and white, yellow and red. First I learned (to weave with) balgurr and second weaving with gunga (pandanus). My husband Wilson Manydjarri shows me how to make paintings, I watched him make larrakitj (hollow log) and bark and I am learning that painting. I practice rrark (cross hatching), use bul’manydji (shark), that bul’manydji is my ngama (mother), and goanna is my waku (son).”
Abigail was born in 1978 and has lived in Yurrwi (Milingimbi) all of her life. Today she lives with her husband, their children and extended family.