Basket

Registration number
2919
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
jawun 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Cape York region > Cardwell
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
September 28, 1953 
Acquisition method
Donated by Miss E. M. Boddington 
Raw material
lawyer cane (Calamus sp.); ochre
Dimensions
H: 440 mm W: 380 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

Bicornual twined basket made from split lawyer cane, crescent-shaped base, rigid, open weave, split cane handle on one side, ochre.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.

In the Red exhibition label: Jawun bicornial (two cornered) basket painted for ceremony. Identified as being a sacred object by visiting artist as it is ochred.

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