A gunpowder container like this would usually be attached to a man’s bag. Made of a length of cotton with tapestry weave and twining, a long fringe ends in small glass beads and split cowrie shells.
Place where the work was made
19th century-20th century
dugong tooth, wooden neck and stopper, shell discs
45.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 cm
Christopher Worrall Wilson Bequest 2010
Shown in 1 exhibition
Glorious, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 May 2017–2019
Referenced in 1 publication
Unknown, Southeast Asian Tribal Art, Nov 1986, Plate 32 (colour illus) unpaginated..