Dillybag of the Milinji

BURRNDAY: artist

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About the work

The vessel is made in likeness to the dillybag that Milinji, an ancestral hero, wears around his neck. During mortuary ceremonies, ancestors, plants and animals that live at the clan’s sacred waterhole are depicted in song and dance.
Dillybag of the Milinji
Artist/Maker and role
BURRNDAY: artist
ochres on plant fibre string
42 x 49.8 x 69 cm (length of handle)
Credit line
Purchased through the Western Australian Government, 1988
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
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View all works by BURRNDAY (Australian, b.1914)

This is one of the ceremonial artefacts in our collection.