About this object

History of use

Identified as a purse by basket makers from Mount Currie

Cultural context

basketry; storage

Physical description

Oval coiled slat basket (part a) with a lid (part b). Basket (part a) has two hide carrying straps. Geometric beading of double outward pointing arrows, creating a diamond shape, decorates the body of the basket using red and black cherry bark and grass. Lid (part b), which also has beaded designs, has a lip which fits tightly into the basket.