Bush Dyed Calico Bag by Sharna Wurramara

Bush Dyed Calico Bag by Sharna Wurramara

About the Bush Dye Collection


"The old people teach us to collect colour to dye pandanus for weaving. Roots, leaves and bark. Now we also bush dye new ways with fabrics. When people hold bush dye, they can feel our country, the spirit of the old people" - Annabel Amagula.


Hand wash with cold water. Natural pigments may transfer and fade. 


About the artist: Sharna Wurramara 


I grew up here, on Angurugu

As a kid I went out hunting with my grandmother and grandfather. You know when you go to Umbakumba, that road out to salt lake, my grandfather used to live on the outstation there.

Sometimes I was with my grandma and grandpa. Going fishing, catching big fish, oysters and turtle.

My grandmother used to make baskets and bush bag and my grandfather carved and did everything.

Sometimes on Friday I go fishing with my mother, on her country, and sometimes to the big river.

The art centre is Eningapa (good), every Wednesday we’re doing dyeing and making baskets.



Angurugu : NT



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    Made at Anindilyakwa Arts, Groote Eylandt NT


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