Hand pad made from emu feathers matted together wi

Made:
1880-1920 in Australia

Hand pad made from emu feathers matted together with blood and enclosed in hair string, part of Kurdaitcha ritual, used in conjunction with Kurdaitcha shoes, Northern Australia, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A161338
Materials:
blood, feathers, emu and string
type:
human remains
taxonomy:
  • human remains
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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