Mary Dhapalany (1)

Mary Dhapalany (1)

Mary is a very skilled weaver.  She has been making fibre objects for utilitarian and ritual use since her early teenage years. She is very proud to be David Gulpilil’s twin sister.

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Biography

Skin name: Bilinydjan
Language: Mandhalpuy
Dreaming: Dhuwa
Clan: Mandhalpuy

Dhapalany is a very skilled weaver.  She has been making fibre objects for utilitarian and ritual use since her early teenage years.  Her work includes mindirr (dilly bags), pandanus mats, djerrk (bush string bags) and fish traps.

Mary Dhapalany is the twin sister of David Gulpilil.  Other siblings include Peter Minygululu, Djelirr (1), Belinda Gunydjulma and Evonne Munuyngu.