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Reproduced courtesy of Yvonne Koolmatrie

Eel Trap

Date: 1991
Dimensions:
Overall: 117 × 585 mm, 2050 g
Medium: Sedge reeds, string
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Yvonne Koolmatrie
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Trap
Object No: 00015871
Place Manufactured:Berri
Related Place:Ngarrindjeri,

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    A traditional Aboriginal woven eel trap made by Yvonne Koolmatrie in 1991. It is made from a bundle of sedge reed stems that have been coiled with a simple loop stitch. The trap has a large circular opening with a flat circular rim. The tapering cylindrical body ends in a small circular hole. Yvonne Koolmatrie belongs to the Ngarrindjeri community in South Australia. This item was made in Berri, South Australia.
    HistoryMade in Berri South Australia
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