Image: Carved Emu Egg Nhaatji Egg 2 Side 1

Carved Emu Egg Nhaatji Egg 2 Side 1

E.85856, this egg illustrates Badger's interpretation of Nhaatji the Rainbow Serpent.
The kalthi paarti or carved eggs by Badger Bates depict scenes influenced by creation stories told to him by Grannie Moisey and his observation of the natural world.

Photographer:
Stuart Humpheys
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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