Basket

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2078
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
Kurokuna 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Daintree River
Map
Collector
Miss Ursula H. McConnel 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Miss Ursula H. McConnel 
Raw material
Plant fibre, grass; bark, paperbark
Dimensions
H: 320 mm W: 160 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Round twined grass (woirnya) basket, transverse plant fibre string (meribainja), rounded base, edge bound with paperbark, twined handle, openly woven [catalogue card]. Registration number marked with tag.

Research notes

Used to store food. Donor commented that the basket may have been made for commercial use and the handle appears to have been added as an extra feature. Koko - yimidir [?] tribe [catalogue sheet, 06/1974].

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