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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

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
23961
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
Dimensions
H: 415 mm W: 354 mm L: D: 320 mm Circum:

Description

Rectangular woven plant fibre basket, base raised with four corners as legs and reinforced with two sticks, edge has vertical strips of fibre bordered by plaiting and bound fibre, inside has larger weave than outside. Registration number 23961 marked with tag and pen.

Research notes

Transcript from 1979 audiotape by Mrs Martin: This basket comes from the Lisu tribe, again originating from Burma. It would be a container for rice.

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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