Angidjatjiya (#384-18)

Woven milarr (jungle vine)
167 x 27 x 27 cm

This Angidjatjiya (traditional fish trap) is made from Milarr (jungle vine) and placed in tidal channels at Angaka – Abarridjinga, near the Blythe River to the west of Milingimbi. It is a creek of the Dhuwa moiety which belongs to Bonnie’s mother. Traditionally Mindirra (sedge grass) walls were constructed on the outer edges of the trap to channel fish inside. Bonnie recalls emptying traps as a girl and smoking many days’ worth of fish at a time. Her two fathers taught her and her sister to make this Angidjatjiya.

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