This Item was Sold on 1 May 2014
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This old Aboriginal Coolamon Container was made by the Aborigines in the Central Desert of Australia. I have owned this coolamon for more than 25 years and it was old when I acquired it from William Fagan and Company. Coolamons are multipurpose containers that are used for food preparation, grinding ochre minerals and for the preparation of vegetables and herbs. The bowl is made out of a desert hardwood tree that was hollowed out. It has a deep concave or saddleback shape. The surfaces are scraped straight, but it is not as smooth as the Pitjantjatjara bowls. Remnants of bark can be seen on the outer surface. The small white dot on the inside of the bowl is a small paper tag with a catalog ID. View a similar coolamon that recently sold on eBay for $154. This coolamon is older and of better quality.