Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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utility bag
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • utility bag, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
  • bark string, pigment, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 27 x 18 cm length does not include strap
    Object Length/Width: 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 in length does not include strap
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3942

The rectangular bag has a flexible weave, horizontal stripes, and a thin strap of twisted bark string.