Kurdaitcha sandal/shoe, made of matted emu feather

Made:
1880-1920 in Australia
maker:
Arunta people

Kurdaitcha sandal/shoe, made of matted emu feathers, blood, hair cord and knitted string, part of kurdaitcha hunting ritual, Arunta tribe, central Australia, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A78839
Materials:
blood, cord, feathers, of emu and hair, cord
type:
sandal
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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