Bush twine

told by Ina Hall

Bush twine
Bush twine

"Healing was one of the traditional uses for bush twine.

Ina recalls witnessing, as a young girl, two women healing her father who had sore knees.

These women ran the twine between their lips to draw the infection out of his knees. Through faith and willpower, they drew blood from their mouths without piercing the skin.  Miraculously, the pain went away. 

This twine was commonly used to relieve pain and was effective on any part of the body.

It is made from fibre from the Beach Hibiscus (Kwambran) and Sandpaper Fig (Aloonga) which grows proficiently in the scrub surrounding Napranum."