- 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
- Plant fibre, cane (Calamus sp.)
- H: 245 mm W: 220 mm L: D: 180 mm Circum:
Rectangular woven cane basket, base raised by wide strip of plant fibre, rectangular opening with lid, two handles attached at opposite sides of long edge, basket and lid decorated with horizontal bands of bound cane, four vertical strips of cane at each corner with small section of plaited cane protruding from centre of each strip. Registration number 23960 marked with tag.
Transcript from 1979 audiotape by Mrs Martin: This small basket would probably also be a container for rice. It is exceptional weaving on there.
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.