Felted Possum Skin Cloak (FPSC1)

$69.00

Aboriginal people from Victoria traditionally made possum skin cloaks by sewing possum pelts together with kangaroo sinew. Symbols were etched using a shell or bone and then painted with Ochre. There has been a revival in the skill of making possum skin cloaks. Children can use the cloak to wrap their babies while playing in home corner. Use with YSS books Bartja and Mayila, Yurri’s Manung and Yurri’s Birthday. Size: 73cm x 54cm

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Aboriginal people from Victoria traditionally made possum skin cloaks by sewing possum pelts together with kangaroo sinew. Symbols were etched using a shell or bone and then painted with Ochre. There has been a revival in the skill of making possum skin cloaks. Children can use the cloak to wrap their babies while playing in home corner. Use with YSS books Bartja and Mayila, Yurri’s Manung and Yurri’s Birthday. Size: 73cm x 54cm

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