Summary

This is a man's basket used for carrying possessions, in this case some paperbark, white pipe clay, firesticks, a shuttle and kangaroo bones sharpened to a point.

Physical Description

A twined conical basket made with pandanus painted with natural pigments. The design is geometric with yellow lines infilled with dots and forming a series of diamond motifs. The multistrand handle of vegetable fibre string is attached at the back near the rim. Paperbark, white clay, six firesticks, shuttle and three pointed kangaroo fibulae are inside the basket.

Local Name

bathi mindirr

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