Kurdaitcha sandal/shoe made from matted emu feathe

Made:
1880-1920 in Australia
maker:
Arunta people

Kurdaitcha sandal/shoe made from matted emu feathers blood and hair string knotted string uppers used in Kurdaitcha hunting ritual, Arunta, Central Australia, 1880-1920. Part of set of Kurdaitcha equipment; see A78839, A161338, A651688

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A175393
Materials:
blood, feathers, emu, hair, string
type:
sandal
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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