Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories

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"The baskets are not empty. They are full of makers, their stories, their thoughts while making. The baskets are never empty. All of the thoughts jump out of the baskets on to all of us." (Verna Nichols). Indigenous Australian communities were primarily mobile, travelling within their limited clan or group territory from know resource to known resource. Famous for the simplicity and economy of their material possessions, they made beautiful containers - baskets, bags and dishes - in which to carry food and other items. ...

Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories 2011, British Museum Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780714125992

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