Today’s post is a story of a master bush craftsman, Doug Kite, who recently celebrated his 92nd birthday by donating the best of his life’s leatherwork to the Museum of Victoria collections.
Although humble and modest in nature, Doug’s leather plaiting and braiding work is sought out by admirers and collectors around the world. His style is uniquely his own and clearly reflects his love for the South Australian outback. Here’s a video about Doug as recently presented by ABC news:
For more information, click here to see a full transcript of the video on the ABC news website. Additionally, you can visit the online database of the Museum of Victoria for more detail on Doug and a collection of the pieces he donated.