- Museum number
Men's sash, belt, of netted string, grease with string ties at each end.
- Production date
- 19thC(late)-20thC(early) (before 1904)
- Curator's comments
- Attached label in MM Bennett's hand reads: 'Mookaber, sash worn by a man to stick boomerangs, tomahawks and bibbos [knives] in. These net sashes were made originally of string made of twisted opposum fur or the fibres of the kurrajong bark (uanna peanna: uanna means bark and peanna is the native name for the kurrajong tree;) or of native flax (moa). The sash was dipped in the oil of the emu or iguana to preserve the string, and sometimes it was decorated with vertical stripes of red ochre and white talc (kadilla).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number