Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woven bag
  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • woven bag, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA
  • plant fiber, rainbow lorikeet feathers, pigment, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 48 x 21 cm height without strap
    Object Height/Width: 18 7/8 x 8 1/4 in height without strap
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3945

The rectangular bag is made of flexible, woven plant fiber string. It is decorated with horizontal stripes of fluffy white feathers and orange and yellow feathers. The short strap consists of multiple plant fiber strings.