Balpal (traditional feather fan)

Balpal are a significant objects for Yolngu. They are used in both ceremony and for cooling Yolngu down.

David Malangi was the master at making balpal, now his daughter May has now been given the responsibility to tell and illustrate her Father’s stories. This includes their totem of the ngatili (black cockatoo).

Please note: these feathers have been ethically sourced and no birds were harmed.