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 mankole (spears), borndok (spear throwers), djerrh (dilly bags), karramalk (hafted stone axes) and kundjakkorl (fire sticks).
Size 13 x 36 cm | Medium Bark | Catalogue # 1414-23 | Year 2023
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Artist Daisy Nabegeyo (Nee Nadjongorle)
Daisy Nabegeyo is the daughter of Doris and Sandy Nadjongorle. Daisy is married to Elijah Nabegeyo. Her sister Rita Namarnyilk is also a fibre artist who works at Injalak.She makes pandanus looped bags as well as boldly pattern coiled baskets that combine coiling techniques (From Twined Together).
Size 13 x 36 cm
Catalogue # 1414-23