Netta Loogatha

Mijilda, 2020

46 x 46 cm

Acrylic on linen board


Fish nets were made from native hibiscus fibre, which is very common. The fibre was stripped from the branches and soaked in the sand near a running water creek. After three to four weeks it was taken up, dried, and then processed into string, and finally woven into a fish net. These were then used to trap large sea prey such as dugong, turtles, and seasonal fish such as the month fish.