- 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
- H: 265 mm W: 240 mm L: D: 145 mm Circum:
Woven plant fibre basket, raised rectangular base, deep lid fits over edge and is attached on one side with a fibre hinge, fibre flap on opposite side which fits over a loop to hold lid shut, lid is decorated with bound pieces of fibre, inside has larger weave than outside, black resin covers surface. Registration number 23969 marked with tag.
Transcript from 1979 audiotape by Mrs Martin: These Karen baskets are unprocurable these days. This also is an excellent basket from the Karen group, again as a container, could be used for anything.
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.