Aboriginal String Bags, Nets and Cordage

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Cover of Aboriginal String Bags, Nets and Cordage
Image: Museum Victoria
Source: Museum Victoria
By Alan L. West
RRP $29.95
Published by Museum Victoria
Paperback, b/w illustrations, 178pp

Based on the author’s field work among Aboriginal communities on both west and east coasts of Cape York Peninsula, Aboriginal String Bags, Nets and Cordage is a uniquely detailed study of the fibre crafts made by these people. The book contains many photographs of the manufacturing process as well as detailed diagrams of weaving techniques, meticulously derived through a study of artefacts held in the collections of Museum Victoria.

Alan West was a former curator in Anthropology and is a Research Associate in Museum Victoria’s Indigenous Studies Department.