Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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digging stick
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • digging stick, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Victoria, Australia
  • wood, metal, gum resin, human? hair
  • Object Length/Width: 43.5 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 17 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3723

The wooden handle has a small spatulate metal blade. The blade is held in place with layers of hair and resin.