In Arnhem Land brushes for painting were either a stick frayed at one end or made by attaching fine straight strands of hair or feathers to a short stick. Marawat is the term used for a brush made from hair, the term literally meaning 'hair of the head'. This type was mostly used to complete fine details and lines of cross-hatching.

Physical Description

A single stick with strands of human hair secured with vegetable fibre.

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