- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > East Arnhem region > Milingimbi
- Reverend Edgar A. Wells
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1952
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Reverend Edgar A. Wells
- Raw material
- wood; string; ochre
- H: W: 40 mm L: 355 mm D: Circum:
Carved wood bobbin; two prongs at each end; string wound around the middle section; middle section painted with red ochre. Registration number 2861 marked with pen and tag.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibitions 'Women with Clever Hands past and present' curated by Louise Hamby August 2013. Exhibition label: Wooden shuttles or bobbins were used for holding string in the same way as these [image on label] made from cardboard.
Can you help us identify the person/s who made this?