Inspired by her ancestors foraging for Murnongs (Yam Daisy's) and other food, Cassie created this unique woven coolamon and woven digging stick in honour of them. Traditionally made from wood, coolamons have many uses and although Cassie uses hers for bush tukka, they can also be used to carry babies and crushing ochre. Whilst weaving this Coolamon on Country, it brought back many memories for Cassie of carving and creating her first coolamon from the outer bark of the river red gum many years before.
Cassie Leatham is from the Taungurung / Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nation and resides at Boisdale in Gippsland.
Materials: Flax, Lomandra, Brown Rustic Natural Raffia, Raw Raffia, Ochre, Wattle Sap Glue
Size: 45 x 21 x 11cm