Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • ornament, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • plant fiber, pigment
  • Object Length/Width: 35 x 20 cm
    Object Length/Width: 13 3/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3950

The loop of fiber has one side with many strands of twisted plant fiber cords. The other side of the loop is two strings of bound plant fibers, painted in wide bands of red, white, yellow and black.