Basket

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2455
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
Jawun 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1947 
Acquisition method
Foundation Donation from Australian Board of Missions 
Raw material
Plant fibre, cane (Calamus sp.)
Dimensions
H: 340 mm W: 400 mm L: D: 130 mm Circum:

Description

Square bicornual twined basket made from split lawyer cane, crescent-shaped base, narrow opening with split cane handle on one side, openly woven. Registration number 2455 marked with tag.

Research notes

The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.

'I secured all they had (for sale) when I went to the Science Congress in Sydney - no notes with any of them' [ref. Winterbotham, ABM source file].

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