This tool was hand made by Doug Kite and used to hold and clamp a plaited belt while being braided. A wooden chock would be placed in the mouth of the peg to tightly secure the leather. The clamp was held tight by a belt which wrapped around Doug's waist and the end of the belt would be secured at the other end to a vice to maintain tension while braiding. This tool was made from remnant wood, the holes are not relevant to its use.

Part of the Doug Kite Leather Braiding Collection which consists of handmade leather braided products, hand tools and works in progress made by Doug Kite from 1984 to 2016. The Collection also includes oral histories, video and photographs. The Collection was featured on the ABC Landline program on 7 August 2016.

Physical Description

Leather braided item, kangaroo skin.

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