kurdaitcha shoes

kurdaitcha shoes

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(Anthropology & Ethnology) (in certain Central Australian Aboriginal tribes) the emu-feather shoes worn by the kurdaitcha on his mission so that his footsteps may not be traced. Also: kadaitcha shoes
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Non-ceremonial objects on display included headbands made from human hair and ochre, armbands, beads, shields, Kurdaitcha shoes, (11) stone knives and axes, various weapons (such as boomerangs of many types), hunting and fighting spears and woomeras, coolamons, water carriers and wooden shovels.
Byrne, PM 1896, 'Note on the customs connected with the use of the so-called kurdaitcha shoes of Central Australia', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 8:65-8.