The strong colours used by Lynne Nadjowh in this bucket basket contrast with the plain pandanus visible in the open coiling of the body of her basket. The colours used come from a wet season palette and the intensity of the colours is determined by the amount of dyestuff and the amount of raw material placed in the dye bath. As all materials used to produce colours are derived from natural sources, seasonal variation of plant growth affects the availability of dyes.

Lynne experiments with combinations of open and closed coiling in bucket forms, such as this, and also uses counterchange patterns in her work.

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Bucket basket, open coiled, with vibrant dyed pandanus (purple, yellow, orange, grey and green) contrasted with the undyed pandanus. The coiled pandanus handle is attached by an integrated buttonhole on opposite sides.

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