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Registration Number: E20543

Name or Title: Bag - Kangaroo Skin

Brief Description: Bag made from the skin of a kangaroo with orifices sealed with human hair string.

Collection: Aboriginal Studies

Production Place: Australia
West Central/Queensland/Australia

Materials: Organic material

Measurement : L820 x W310 mm

Country: Australia

History and Use: This bag was made by Aboriginal people for carrying water over long distances. The kangaroo skin was tanned with bloodwood gum and the orifices were sealed with human hair. These bags were popular around Boulia and towards the Northern Territory border. They were called Nilpa by the Pitta Pitta people in Boulia and Norlo by the Kalkadoon people to the north.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.

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