- Museum number
Bag of vegetable fibre with a pattern of three diagonal stripes woven into the body. Vegetable fibre handle attached.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1879)
Height: 59 centimetres
Width: 33.80 centimetres
Depth: 4.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This style of bag with the diagonal weave was made in southeastern Queensland, such as on Stradbroke Island and the broad region of Moreton Bay, down into the Richmond River district of New South Wales.
"The largest bag of the stiffer grass is a 'dilly bag' & the native name of the plant is 'boombi'. The plant grows on the ridges round here & is not uncommon." From a letter sent to Prof A Liversidge by Mary Bundock, written at the Wyangarie Station in the Richmond River District, dated 8 October 1879. Contained in Eth Doc 921.
British Museum Register, 1928, Observations column: 'Made by the last woman of the TARAMPA tribe, QUEENSLAND. See letter of Oct. 8. 1879 (and label I. England. Feby. 1873")'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1972-1982 23 Jun-28 Feb, London, BM, Museum of Mankind, The Aborigines of Australia
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number