Fire stick

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
15441
Item name
Fire stick 
Category
Fire/Lighting
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Lockhart River
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Unrecorded by Unrecorded 
Raw material
Wood; abrus seed (Abrus precatorius); cane; beeswax; orchid vine
Dimensions
H: 173 mm W: 55 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Two sticks of wood; light in colour; joined at the end with red and glue substance; inlaid with abrus seeds at one end into a rounded mound of beeswax.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

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