- 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, 1955
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Reverend Edgar A. Wells
- Raw material
- wood; string; ochre
- H: W: 25 mm L: 245 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 7550 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: This was used to hold the string to wrap armbands like 7674.
Notes by E A Wells: 'One armlet making threader to which are attached several bands.'
Catalogue notes: "Ceremonial object -- armlet-making threader. These armlets are 2.5 inches in diameter and according to the previous notes are sacred armbands. They consist of string wound around a very small core [Old catalogue card]. Attached to ten armlets -- see 7551. Label attached has on it 'jeli galdair' and states that it came from Cape Stewart".
Can you help us identify the person/s who made this?