Pubic tassel

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
1141
Item name
Pubic tassel 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
ngattjin 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi
Map
Collector
Reverend Arthur Ellemor 
Acquisition date
November 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Reverend Arthur Ellemor 
Raw material
possum fur; string
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Spun possum fur pubic cover. Registration number 1141 marked with tag.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Women with Clever Hands past and present' curated by Louise Hamby, August 2013. Exhibition label: String would hold this pubic cover in place for its male wearer.

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

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