This garment is known as dhirri thirri and was primarily worn by men. This traditional form was replaced by a cloth, generally referred to as a narga but also as dhirri thirri, when the missions were established across Arnhem Land in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Physical Description

A garment made from fibre of the Kurrajong bound at the top with vegetable fibre string that is painted with natural pigments. A single strand of vegetable fibre string is threaded through the set of four openings that form the band.

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