The black and white line illustrations throughout the publication are excellent. Photographs are not so clear and quite grainy. Text is quite technical and written with anthropological overtones from a Western perspective. Cover of the book is attractive, however there is no colour photographic content within the book which would have made it much more interesting. Use of everyday terminology for plants used would have been welcome as many of the species are described by their Latin botanical names: in some cases in language as well. I found this more of a thesis or exegesis, which I think it probably is, than a book to help fibre artists who cannot readily access the northern regions of Australia mostly featured in this publication.