- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Asia > Thailand > Chiang Mai Province
- Mrs Joy Martin
- Acquisition date
- September 04, 1979
- Acquisition method
- Purchased from Mrs Joy Martin
- Raw material
- H: 560 mm W: 460 mm L: D: 370 mm Circum:
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.
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.