Basket

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
26139
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Eastern region > Mackay
Map
Collector
Dr Peter K. Lauer 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Unrecorded by Unrecorded 
Raw material
coconut leaf (Cocos nucifera)
Dimensions
H: 580 mm W: 660 mm L: D: 210 mm Circum:

Description

Large woven coconut leaf basket, two large plaits form the curved base and sides and are tied at the ends forming a stiff handle, long edges formed by split stems. Registration number 26139 marked with tag and pen.

Research notes

Obtained from open market stall manned by a young boy. Only information available was that it was made by descendants of South Sea Islanders in the region and offered to tourists for sale [ref. catalogue card].

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