A back protector made from a strip of bark, with two long sides folded inwards. The object is extremely worn with use. It is used by a toddy-collector to protect his back from the rubbing action of his climbing rope; the impression of a rope can be discerned on the strip, which is rolled into a coil. Label: one yellow exhibition label, printed.
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spoon (ritual & belief: ritual apparatus)
medicine container; basket (containers); lid (containers)
spear (weapons: missiles & projectors)
figure (ritual & belief: representations)
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