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Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
23960
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Lisu 
Place
Asia > Thailand > Chiang Mai Province
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Collector
Mrs Joy Martin 
Acquisition date
September 04, 1979 
Acquisition method
Purchased from Mrs Joy Martin 
Raw material
Plant fibre, cane (Calamus sp.)
Dimensions
H: 245 mm W: 220 mm L: D: 180 mm Circum:

Description

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.

Research notes

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.

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