vessel / bucket
Bucket made of boxwood bark sewn with cane grass and the seams are covered with gum. The vessel is caulked with spinifex wax and has a twined string handle. Red and white.
- 1931 (before)
- Diameter: 22 centimetres
- Height: 16 centimetres
(Referring to whole Oc1953,03 collection): A series from the Worora tribe of W. Australia.
Woraua - water vessel of boxwood bark, sewn with cane grass, caulked with spinifex wax, 1931.
Kunmunya, Worora.See Image record Oc,B72.30 for a photograph probably taken by Mary Montgomery Bennett of women with a similar bucket.
Not on display
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Object reference number: EOC21780
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.