Basket

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
11076
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
jawun 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Cardwell
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
October 26, 1967 
Acquisition method
Bequest from Father Leo Hayes 
Raw material
plant fibre, cane (Calamus sp.)
Dimensions
H: 430 mm W: 380 mm L: D: 150 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 11076 marked with tag.

Research notes

In 1967 the University of Queensland received an extensive collection of items from Father Leo Hayes, including manuscripts and books. The bequest of around 100,000 items also includes ethnographic material, which is held at the Anthropology Museum.

“On 26 October 1967 at 3pm a ceremony took place in the Darnell Art Gallery at the St Lucia campus. Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Fred Schonell, accepted the material on behalf of the University” [One Man's Gift: The Father Leo Hayes Collection, UQ Library website; Fryer Folio Dec 2007, Vol 2 #2,].

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