Basket

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Registration number
40654
Item name
Basket 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
rats 
Maker
Raymond Tikianrau  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > New Ireland Province > Lihir Island Group > Kunaye village, Aniolam Island
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Collector
John Pong 
Acquisition date
February 15, 2013 
Acquisition method
Donated by John Pong 
Raw material
coconut leaf (Cocos nucifera); rubber
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

Woven coconut leaf basket; handle created by gap in weave.

Research notes

From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'Musical Landscapes of Lihir' March - August 2013, curated by Dr Kirsty Gillespie and the Lihir Cultural Heritage Association with Dr Diana Young.

This basket was made by Raymond Tikianrau. It was brought down from the rafters of Raymond's men's house and given to John Pong to accompany a Lihir women's basket lent for the exhibition by Kirsty Gillespie [K. Gillepsie 2013, pers. comm., 8 October].

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