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vessel / bucket

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 20thc(early) (c. 1931)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 22 centimetres
    • Height: 16 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Register 1953
    (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.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    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

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number



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