Image: Pandanus balls - E017294

Pandanus balls - E017294

Sixteen small, cube-shaped play balls made from plaited pandanus strips. It was said that they were used in a throwing team game in which the balls must not touch the ground. They are called kai by the Meriam people. Collected from Mer (Murray) Island, Torres Strait by C Hedley and AR McCulloch in 1907.

Photographer:
Finton Mahony
Rights:
© Australian Museum

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