Bag

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
2034
Item name
Bag 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
gay'wu 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
Mara or Dalabon tribe 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Roper River
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
by Roper River Mission 
Raw material
plant fibre; ochre
Dimensions
H: 680 mm W: 130 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Looped string bag with handle; horizontal bands of ochre. Registration number 2034 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: Long string bags are sometimes called mälga. Lucy Wanapuyngu, senior fibre artist from Gapuwiyak, said this type of bag was made by Wagilag and Ritharrngu people. This long style of bag was used for carrying firesticks, duttji.

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