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Meriam Mer people

Waiben [Thursday] Island, Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia born 1959

  • to Cairns to Waiben [Thursday Island] (//1981)

Kulup / Dancing shakers [Matchbox bean shaker] 1996 Description: Copper on purple
Place made: Waiben [Thursday] Island, Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: textiles, ink on cotton and polyester blend hand carved linoblock printed on cotton and polyester

Primary Insc: front bottom right corner in copper ink: ROSIE '96 c T.I
Dimensions: 199.5 h x 113.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.1273
Subject: Aboriginal Australians: Designs