A framed mixed medium drawing on paper. The image consists of a rectangular shaped field with divided areas containing assorted symbols, markings and designs across work with a border made of many small lines. The top of the rectangle dips in the centre with a black silhouette of a female head in the dip. The frame is made of assorted coloured wood arranged into a design.
Tooloyn Koortakay collection
Possum skin cloaks are a significant aspect of Aboriginal cultural heritage from Victoria and other parts of southeastern Australia. Prior to 1830 almost every person had his or her own possum skin cloak to wear during winter and use for a mattress or blanket. Cloaks were incised with designs representing clan identity, animals, plants and natural features. As there are only five cloaks from this region known to exist in the world, the Tooloyn Koortakay collection is an important historical record as well as a significant expression of contemporary cultural change and identity.
Ms Treahna Hamm
Wood, Ink, Graphite, Paper