- Museum number
Skirt of bundles of emu feathers, strung on vegetable fibre string.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1851)
Height: 33 centimetres
Width: 99.50 centimetres
Depth: 4 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The feathers on this skirt suggest it might be an emu feather skirt from the state of Victoria. When it was given a Q number in 1980, the attribution of Queensland was given and the feathers were described as from a cassowary.
This may be one of the four emu feather skirts collected by George Augustus Robinson and listed in the Robinson material acquired by J. Barnard Davis from Robinson's widow in 1867: '4 apron-bands, made of emu feathers for women. See Lloyd's Tasm. & Vic. 467. Australian. Emu. "Barang-mal" 470' from MS 147, RAI.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown. Probably from Robinson's collection acquired by J. Barnard Davis through A.W. Franks in 1889. If from Robinson, collected c.1839-1849.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number