Summary

This tea cup and saucer were made by Doug Kite using kangaroo hide with 'brandy' leather and a 'natural' edge. It is made using a 3 plait from top edge then a flat 'fish scale' plait. The handle is created with a piece of wire plaited over it. Doug made this for his stall at the Berwick Market as a way to attract interest; it was not for sale. It is another example of how he stretched his creative, mathematical skills in plaiting unique and unusual items.

This item is part of the Doug Kite Leather Braiding Collection which consists of handmade leather braided products, hand tools and works in progress made by Doug Kite from 1984 to 2016. The Collection also includes oral histories, video and photographs. The Collection was featured on the ABC Landline program on 7 August 2016.

Physical Description

Leather braided item, kangaroo skin.

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