Vegetable

placeholder
Registration number
29793
Item name
Vegetable 
Category
Manufacture
Raw Material
 
Indigenous name
nyungair / ungaire 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > South east Queensland > Stradbroke Island
Map
Collector
Mr Paul Tripcony 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Paul Tripcony 
Raw material
Plant fibre, reed
Dimensions
H: W: 150 mm L: 790 mm D: Circum:

Description

Raw material - bundle of dried reeds.

Research notes

Fresh water reeds, known as nyungair.
Collected from swamps on the inside of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Is.) to make baskets. The reeds from the inland parts of the island were not as brittle as those found near the coast and so were much more suited to weaving.
Used in Anthropology Museum display.

Go to top