Cloth made from beaten Spanish broom, made by Mrs Maria Simari, circa 1992. She was a participant in the Australia Council funded project, Contemporary Craft & Cultural Identity. Spanish Broom is a medium sized shrub, the stem fibres are used mainly for coarse fabrics, cordage and paper. This is done by beating the stems with a mallet, seeping them in water, then separating the fibres out. The stems are very pliable and can be used in basketry.

Physical Description

Rectangular beige cloth with two sky blue parallel stripes at each end.

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