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Slipcast terracotta mug with mukata (beanie) design, made by Peter Ward using Ernabella artists designs, for Ernabella at Bondi Pavilion event, 2004

2007.0088.0018

Slipcast terracotta mug with mukata (beanie) design, made by Peter Ward using Ernabella artists designs, for Ernabella at Bondi Pavilion event, 2004

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Physical description

A glazed, slipcast terracotta mug with a black mukata (beanie) design transfer print, and the text 'Ernabella / Arts Inc. / [wave pattern] at [wave pattern] / Bondi / Pavilion / July 2004'. The mug has a circular mouth which tapers towards the base. The beanie design features repeated patterns arranged in horizontal lines and has a tassle on top.

Statement of significance

The Ernabella Collection No. 7 consists of a wide variety of material dating from the early 1990s to early 2005. The collection includes baskets, seed body ornaments, paintings on silk and canvas, some prints, batiks and an important group of ceramics that were produced between 1997 and 2005.

These objects represent the continuing dynamism of cultural practices at Ernabella, and the manner in which the communities at Ernabella have responded to change in the region. They attest to the desire within the community to maintain cultural practices while developing commercial enterprises that provide an economic base for the community. The collection demonstrates the Ernabella community's continuing expression of cultural heritage through the production of new forms and provides direct links to earlier cultural practices and iconography.

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