Basket

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Registration number
29660
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
Takra 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Asia > Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Chaiya District
Map
Collector
Ms Kay O'Connor 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Donated by Ms Kay O'Connor 
Raw material
Plant fibre, bamboo (Bambusa sp.)
Dimensions
H: 317 mm W: 225 mm L: D: 230 mm Circum:

Description

Round woven bamboo basket, square base with four short legs, tapers up to neck round splayed lip, light brown coloured. Registration number 29660 marked with tag.

Research notes

'Takra' made by Mr Suen Sakphet [?] of Second Village Lamet Commune. Made from bamboo, costing about 20 baht (80cents), the takra takes about 2 days to make. Used to hold fish, especially when fishing with a sum [?] [Object history file].

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