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Water container consisting of two coconut shells, joined together by a plaited fibre cord with a wooden plug on both ends

1993.0011.0007

Water container consisting of two coconut shells, joined together by a plaited fibre cord with a wooden plug on both ends

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Physical description

Water container consisting of two coconut shells, each with a round hole cut into the top and in each of these holes sits a wooden plug securing a plaited plant material cord joining the two coconuts.

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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