Basket

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
15037
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Torres Strait Islands > Saibai Island
Map
Collector
Mrs Margaret Lawrie 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1971 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mrs Margaret Lawrie 
Raw material
Plant fibre, coconut (Cocos nucifera)
Dimensions
H: 340 mm W: 280 mm L: D: 100 mm Circum:

Description

Woven coconut leaf basket, plaited base, edges formed by split stem, handle made of a thin strip of plant fibre attached at edge. Registration number 15037 marked with tag.

Research notes

Basket for carrying cooked foods and seafood; made as a temporary vessel only [ref. catalogue card].

During the 1970s Margaret Lawrie collected a number of items from the Torres Strait, especially Saibai Island, while carrying out fieldwork in that area. She later donated some of these items to the UQ Anthropology Museum. Her book 'Myths and legends of Torres Strait' was published by University of Queensland Press in 1970. her audio tape material and photographs are held in the AIATSIS library in Canberra.

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