Hot wire impressed animals

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A series of wooden animals with hot wire impressed patterns
Hot wire impressed animals
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Goanna, echidna, goanna, bean pod [left to right]. Drawing on the animals and plants that were traditional food, Desert people produce a range of hot wire impressed models. They serve not only to delight visitors who purchase them, but for local children, they confirm which animals are good eating.

Collected by Diane Nicholson 1970s; donated by Sarah Nicholson 2007.

Aboriginal cultures collection