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ojnyj
ondoronggol
ondorongkol
kuuyu
in Uw Oykangand
in Uw Olkola
in Uw Ilbmbanhdhiy
in Pakanh


Roll of string, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Roll of string, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH]. The Australian 50 cent coin, approximately 32 mm in diameter, allows for an estimation of size.


Roll of string, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].


String, Kowanyama Land and Natural Resources Management Office, March 16 1997 [PH].

String is rolled from pandanus leaf fibres and root fibres from certain other trees are also used. Other source of string include the inner bark of the monkeynut tree, Sterculia quadrifida. See the Plant usage page for more information on the uses of plant products in traditional industry.

String is often dyed with yellow dye made from the roots of the dye tree, Morinda citrifolia.

String is important because it is used to tie together the parts of a woomera, many types of spears especially the wire spear, and a tommahawk, among others. It is used suspend items as is the case with pendants (such as a shell pendant or a giddee giddee bead pendant). String is used to make a wrist strap for a shark tooth fighting knife, and it is used for fishing line.

e-mail: Philip Hamilton.
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