Collection2001 National Quilt Register Collection by PWH
Register No.30GLM
OwnerCity of Wanneroo Gloucester Lodge Museum
Location Perth WA Australia
MakerUnknown
Origin Australia
Pattern Animal Skins Pieced
DateUnknown
Dimensions (H x W in cm)

History

Owned by City of Wanneroo Gloucester Lodge Museum, Perth Western Australia. Previously owned by Betty Colbung, late wife of Ken Colbung. The cloak is displayed with aboriginal artefacts.

Description

Traditional Aboriginal fur cloak called a 'Buka' or 'Boka', made with three pieces of pelt. Fastened at the front with a piece of fur inserted into the other side.

1500 from back of neck to hem
1600 measuring around to just below the shoulders

This is a historical record and cannot be modified.