D14 Coolamon Painted


Item #                 .D14

Description      .A Painted Coolomin which are used to collect foods (seeds, roots,grubs etc.) by Aboriginal woman.  Coolamons are generally made by the men. They are usually made from a hardwood such as mallee. A piece of the outer bark of the tree is removed, then moulded over the fire to give it its distinctive curved sides. It needed to stand for a number of days, with a stick of wood holding it open to prevent it losing its shape and was the onornately decorated on their exterior with various etching. This example was collected at an Aboriginal settlement in southern Western Australia by a nurse working there in 1963. The item is quite finely carved and quite lightweight.

Size                       .56cm * 14cm (22″ * 5″)

Price                    USD$140

SKU: D14 Category: