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Wrapped in a Possum Skin Cloak: The Tooloyn Koortakay Collection in the National Museum of Australia

by Amanda Reynolds in collaboration
with Debra Couzens, Vicki Couzens,
Lee Darroch and Treahna Hamm

ISBN 1876944366
paperback, 84 pages
175mm x 175mm, colour
published October 2005
RRP A$19.95 (OUT OF STOCK)


Prior to 1830 almost everyone in Victoria and other parts of south-eastern Australia had their own possum skin cloak to wear during winter and to use for a mattress or blanket. Cloaks were incised with intricate designs representing clan identity and the natural world. Tooloyn Koortakay ('squaring skins for rugs'), based on an exhibition at the National Museum of Australia, tells the story of four Victorian women (Lee Darroch, Treahna Hamm, Vicki and Debra Couzens) who in 1999 decided to revive the cloak-making tradition of their peoples.


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