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Size: a: 14.5cm high, 8.5cm dia. – 5¾ ins high, 3¼ ins dia.
b: 14cm high, 9cm dia. – 5½ ins high, 3½ ins dia.
In New South Wales, the aboriginal peoples of the 19th century enjoyed a rich and inexhaustible larder, which included flying fox, emu, brush turkey, eggs, platypus, echidna, bandicoot and possums. The possum skins also provided material for rugs and cloaks, which were worn during the winter months. The cloaks were constructed from many skins scraped and sewn together with the fur turned inwards towards the body. The outer surface was often incised and decorated with red ochre geometric patterns.