Image: Baby rattle - E081010 #2

Baby rattle - E081010 #2

A rattle made from 29 shells collected from debris on a beach. They had holes made for stringing the shells with the pointed end of a steel knife. The original string, a two ply 'galawun' (ficus virens) broke, and the shells were restrung by Betty Meehan, who purcashed the work in 1986 from Ms Betty Ngurraba Ngurraba at Ngalijibama, Northern Territory.

Rebecca Fisher
© Australian Museum

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