Lena Kuriniya

(Australia circa 1939 – 2003)

Community
Maningrida, Arnhem region, Barrihdjowkkeng, Arnhem region
Language group
Kuninjku, Arnhem region

Djendek (sand palm)

Other titles:
Pandanus mat
Location
Not on display
Further information

The artist has depicted a djendek or sand palm (Livistona humilis). The palm heart is a popular food when the palm is still very young - the palm is cut down at the top and the juicy, inner heart peeled out. It has a sweet taste. The djendek leaves are also stripped of their outer layers, and then dyed and used in weaving.

from Hetti Perkins et al., 'Crossing country: the alchemy of Western Arnhem Land art', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2004

Place of origin
Maningrida, Central Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia
Year
1999
Media
Print
Medium
etching, black ink on white wove paper
Dimensions
49.1 x 32.3 cm platemark; 71.5 x 53.9 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r. beneath platemark, pencil "X". Not dated.

Credit
Mollie Gowing Acquisition Fund for Contemporary Aboriginal Art 2004
Accession number
214.2004