Bush String Bag
String bags are made from a variety of plants but most commonly from Manbudbud (Red Flowered Kurrajong), a strong pliable plant which grows along the floor and into the canopy of monsoon vine thickets.
Traditionally the bags are used to collect a variety of foods such as fish caught in conical fish traps, collections of yams or other Man Me (bush food). Once Manbudbud has been collected, the process to create bush string begins. Starting with several fibres, the weaver will begin to roll the strands on their leg, binding the fibres into string. The fibres may be naturally dyed or have feathers woven into them, creating contemporary, diverse and decorative string bags.
- Bumbil - Bush string
- Dimensions: 65 x 40 cm
- Cat No. 1593-22
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