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Aboriginal kelp water carrier, made by Vicki West

1996.0030.0003

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Aboriginal kelp water carrier, made by Vicki West

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Physical description

A water carrier constructed of kelp, wood and twine. A piece of kelp has been shaped into a container with rounded edges and an open top. The opening is crimped and holes have been made through the crimps to allow wooden rods to be pushed through each side for support. Both rods are sharpened at both ends. A piece of twine is attached to both ends of each rod to form a carrying straps.

Physical description

On display at the National Museum of Australia.

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