Woven mat by Wopurruwuy Gondarra, Australia.
Circular and conical mats were a mainstay of Yolŋu family life in pre-contact times. As well as being used in ceremonial contexts they were useful for sitting, sleeping and child minding. Close weave conical mats kept mosquitoes at bay in the Wet. In ceremonial song the mat can correlate to the creation of life including the Sun as the ultimate source of all life. The name of this form of mat is Ŋaṉmara and also refers to the Sunfish.