Freda Wyartja Ali
Bamugura (conical mat) (#198-18)
Pandanus and bush dyes, 64 x 109 cm (variable), 2018
Bamugora* is an object that has both function and metaphor for child conception, birth, women’s business, coming of age and in death. It is a womb that holds a fertile egg, a fishing net that catches the newborn, it is a tool for young men and women during initiation, it is protection from sun, wind, rain and insects, it is ground cover and shelter for a mother and her newborn, it is protection for an elder nearing the end of life.
Bamugora is Burarra language. In Djambarpuyngu language Bamugora are know as Nganmara.
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