bucket (containers)

Water bucket constructed from two pieces of bark stitched together. One sheet has been formed into a ring and stitched together while the other sheet has been cut in to an oval and stitched onto the first. Both seams have been sealed with spinifex gum and the bucket has been furnished with a handle of several rolled vegetable fibre strings. The outside of the bucket has been painted with a red ochre paint overlaid with vertical stripes in white.

Label: An old red exhibition label was found with this object which reads "Water-bucket of bark, sewn and caulked with gum. Niol Niol Tribe: N.W. Australia".

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