A handcrafted and hand painted First nations artefact, designed to stimulate the imagination and creativity of children. This coolamon is an open-ended toy that can be used in many ways – simply fill it with seeds, shells or beeswax crayons.
This Coolamon is handcrafted from bamboo for its durability and is lightweight. It has been decorated by Aboriginal artist, Russell Yilamara in traditional hues that pay respect to First Nations people’s history and cultural heritage and the natural ochres of the earth.
As a multi-purpose educational tool, it encourages creative development in young minds as they use their imaginations in pretend play.
A coolamon is an First Nations artefact that has been used for tens of thousands of years. It is a carrying vessel that is a multi-purpose shallow dish with curved sides. Coolamons were traditionally used by Aboriginal women to carry water, fruits, nuts, as well as to cradle babies.