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The Possum Skin Cloak has re-emerged as a significant icon and collective symbol of our Aboriginal cultures across south eastern Australia. The creation of Possum Skin Cloaks is part of a continuing story cycle, singing Country, keeping Country strong through the reclamation and restoration of cultural knowledge and practice. Possum Skin Cloaks - Miromaa Aboriginal Language Photo: An original possum skin cloak from the Hunter Region, 1839 – 1840, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, www.australiandressregister.org. There are only five traditional possum skin cloaks surviving in the world today and most skin cloaks that people get to see are in museums and locked away from our people. The timeless and living art of possum skin cloaks Jul 10, 2019 Capturing the AIATSIS Possum Skin Cloak | Australian AIATSIS’ story will soon be etched on to its own possum skin cloak by renowned Yorta Yorta artist and cloakmaker, Lee Darroch. AIATSIS multimedia officer, Andrew Turner, went to visit Lee at her home studio to document its creation.
Possum-skin cloaks were a form of clothing worn by Aboriginal people in the south-east of Australia – present-day Victoria and New South Wales.. The cloaks were made from numerous possum pelts sewn together with kangaroo sinew, and often decorated with significant incisions on the inside such as clan insignias.They were rubbed with ochre and fat to both decorate and protect them.
The possum skin cloak was also used as a baby carrier, coverings at night, drums in ceremonies and for burial. The cloaks were also incised and painted revealing the story and identity of the owner. The possum skin cloak is worn today by Aboriginal peoples and particularly by elders during a smoking or welcoming ceremony. Possum-skin cloak - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia Possum-skin cloak Last updated May 02, 2019. Sewn and incised possum-skin cloak of Wurundjeri origin (Melbourne Museum). Possum-skin cloaks were a form of clothing worn by Aboriginal people in the south-east of Australia – present-day Victoria and New South Wales.
Capturing the AIATSIS Possum Skin Cloak | Australian
Possum Skin Healing Cloak – Stage 4 • Possum skin cloaks are one of the most sacred cultural expressions of south-eastern Aboriginal peoples (Victoria and NSW tribes). • Making a possum skin cloak is an act of storytelling and map-making and the very thing being mapped is identity of the wearer. Reading the possum skin cloak - Museums Victoria The Yorta Yorta Possum Skin Cloak Watch and Listen. Think and Write. Why is the river important to Yorta People? How is this cloak a map of country? How do the elders feel about this cloak? How are they connected to their culture? The Lake Condah Possum Skin Cloak Watch and Listen. Culture is healing: The making of a possum skin cloak Jun 28, 2017