Photo by Samuel White Sweet, 1825-1886. Portrait of unidentified Aboriginal woman wearing a possum skin cloak, carrying a child on her back, South Australia, ca. 1870s?

Photo by Samuel White Sweet, 1825-1886. Portrait of unidentified Aboriginal woman wearing a possum skin cloak, carrying a child on her back, South Australia, ca. 1870s?

Cloak of sewn possum skins (Australian) - Possum-skin cloak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cloak of sewn possum skins (Australian) - Possum-skin cloak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Possum skin cloak:  Wadi Wadi. "Back years ago, when a child was born, they'd start off with one or two little possum skins and as the child grew older, pieces would be added. So by the time it got to adult stage, they'd have all these other added pieces on there for that particular person. They'd protect you from the cold, protect you from the heat, be a nice rug."

Possum skin cloak: Wadi Wadi. "Back years ago, when a child was born, they'd start off with one or two little possum skins and as the child grew older, pieces would be added. So by the time it got to adult stage, they'd have all these other added pieces on there for that particular person. They'd protect you from the cold, protect you from the heat, be a nice rug."

Treahna Hamm. 2005. Gulpa Ngar-Wu.Possum skin, wire, sticks, raffia, grass, straw, feathers, string and gumnuts.

Treahna Hamm. 2005. Gulpa Ngar-Wu.Possum skin, wire, sticks, raffia, grass, straw, feathers, string and gumnuts.

'Figures in possum skin cloaks', 1898, by William Barak [Wurundjeri (c.1824–1903)], National Gallery of Victoria. Possum skin cloaks/rugs were commonly bought by diggers from local indigenous people (in NE Vic, from inhabitants of the Tangambalanga reserve).

'Figures in possum skin cloaks', 1898, by William Barak [Wurundjeri (c.1824–1903)], National Gallery of Victoria. Possum skin cloaks/rugs were commonly bought by diggers from local indigenous people (in NE Vic, from inhabitants of the Tangambalanga reserve).

Detail Wally Cooper Yorta Yorta/Moidaban. Born 1949  Possum Skin Cloak 2000 Possum skin, paint 113.5 x 115 cm "The safety and the warmth of a cloak is a real thing, you wrap it around you and c..."

Detail Wally Cooper Yorta Yorta/Moidaban. Born 1949 Possum Skin Cloak 2000 Possum skin, paint 113.5 x 115 cm "The safety and the warmth of a cloak is a real thing, you wrap it around you and c..."

Possum skin cloaks markings #quiltytourist

Possum skin cloaks markings #quiltytourist

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