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Containers of power : fibre forms from Northeast Arnhem Land Australia

Hamby, M Louise

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This thesis is a study of fibre container forms primarily made by women today in Arnhem Land. It investigates a complex set of relationships between the forms, mainly baskets, bags and mats, their makers and users, their functions, their morphology, their manufacture, and history. It does this within the cultural context of Yolηu cosmology with emphasis on the belief system and relationship of the forms to other items of material culture. Although the majority of the contemporary material...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001-01-15
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10856

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