- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Autonomous Region of Bougainville (North Solomons Province) > North Bougainville > Buka Island
- Raw material
- Fern stem (Lygodium sp.)
- H: 200 mm W: 330 mm L: D: 580 mm Circum:
Oval coiled fern stem basket with flat base, rigid coiled handle attached on inside of opposite raised sides, plaited edges on body and handle. Registration number 24336 marked with tag.
This baby's buka basket was bought on Buka Island by Mrs Zoe Gibson when she lived in Rabaul. It was given to Mrs Tealby, a family member, who later donated it to the Anthropology Museum.
Traditionally buka baskets are woven from fern stems from the genus Lygodium.