Basket

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
23928
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Akha 
Place
Asia > Thailand > Chiang Mai Province
Map
Collector
Mrs Joy Martin 
Acquisition date
September 04, 1979 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mrs Joy Martin 
Raw material
Cane
Dimensions
H: 560 mm W: 460 mm L: D: 370 mm Circum:

Description

Woven cane basket; tapers from opening to the base; top and bottom sections are tightly woven while the middle section is openly woven with diagonal and horizontal strips of cane.

Research notes

Transcript from 1979 audiotape by Mrs Martin: Akha baskets 23929 and 23928 are carried on the backs by both the men and women. In these they probably would have bamboo poles, and water of course sometimes has to be carried miles from the stream to the village and so they would fill the bamboo poles with water and they would carry them on their backs in these particular baskets. This applies to firewood or whatever other produce they have to carry.

Items 23908 to 24133 and 24322 to 24331 were the private collection of Mrs Martin who went to the Province with the American Baptist Mission to set up an international marketing organisation for the tribal arts, mainly textile. Almost all items were exhibited in Museum Display No. 15, 1980. Other Thai Hill tribes items purchased from Mrs Martin can be found at 24425 to 24438.

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