- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Mara or Dalabon tribe
- Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Roper - McArthur region > Roper River
- Raw material
- plant fibre; ochre
- H: 680 mm W: 130 mm L: D: Circum:
Looped string bag with handle; horizontal bands of ochre. Registration number 2034 marked with tag.
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.
Can you help us identify the person/s who made this?