Basket

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Registration number
40451
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Autonomous Region of Bougainville (North Solomons Province) > North Bougainville > Buka Island
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Collector
Patricia Kable 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Donated by Patricia Kable 
Raw material
plant fibre, fern (Lygodium sp.)
Dimensions
H: 235 mm W: 590 mm L: D: 365 mm Circum:

Description

Oval coiled fern stem basket with flat base, rigid coiled handle attached on inside of opposite raised sides, plaited edges on body and handle, yellow plastic mat on base. Registration number 40451 marked with tag.

Research notes

Traditionally buka baskets are woven from fern stems from the genus Lygodium.

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