Mimih Spirit
Mimih Spirit


According to the Kunwinjku people of West Arnhem Land, Mimih spirits were the original spirit beings, who taught Aboriginal people many of the skills they needed to survive in the bush. They also taught aspects of ceremony. Mimih spirits are believed to inhabit the rocky escarpments around Gunbalanya but because they are extremely timid, they are rarely seen by humans. They are frequently depicted in the rock art of Arnhem Land as small, dynamic figures, often shown with a range of hunting tools such as spears, spear throwers, dilly bags and fire sticks.

Size 5 x 75 cm | Medium Carving | Catalogue # 1170-22 | Year 2022

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Artist  Alicia Mardday


Fibrework, pandanus weaving, single element string looping, woven and coiled baskets, dilly bags, knotted fibre figures and animals, string bags, feather decorated string bags, fish traps / nets, mixed medium fibre sculpture including recycled materials.
OTHER NAMES: Alicia Manakgu, Alicia Nabegeyo


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Size 5 x 75 cm
Medium  Carving
Catalogue # 1170-22
Year 2022