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Seed pod rattle

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Physical description

Rattle consisting of a quantity of seed pods secured by lengths of yellow synthetic thread together with white synthetic material which has been bound and looped to form a handle.

Statement of significance

The Asou Omey collection collection comprises of eight mainly woven artefacts made by Asou Omey, including a mat, basket and a hat.

Mrs Omey is from Mer in the eastern part of Torres Strait and now lives in Townsville. She continues to make objects from her homeland. This collection helps to demonstrate the continuity of craft production by a Torres Strait Islander person now living on mainland Australia.

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