Basket

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
15041
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: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Woven coconut leaf basket, narrow base, part of edges formed by split stem and bound together at each end with plant fibre, tassel at centre of opposite edges. Registration number 15041 marked with tag.

Research notes

Basket for cooked food; 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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