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
  • bark string, hair, gum resin, wood
  • Object Length: 93 cm
    Object Length: 36 5/8 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3949

The bundle of twisted barkstring has two wooden prongs at one end, held together with black resin. The wrapping at either end of the barkstring bundle has a length of black hairstring hanging loosely and decorated with red thread.