Image: Wallaby skin water carrier B008551-001

Wallaby skin water carrier B008551-001

This is a water carrier made from the skin of a wallaby. On the left the skin of the wallaby's neck has been drawn together and on the right three knots are visible. The water carrier was collected in the Lachlan-Darling area of western New South Wales prior to 1885 and was purchased by the Australian Museum. It is brittle and cracked in appearance. It is 40 cm long x 16 cm wide x 10.5 cm deep.


Stuart Humphreys
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