Basket (epei or aipus) used for carrying household goods. Plaited basket made of split palm leaf woven in twilled pattern with a cotton strip handle.
- 19thC (before 1889)
- Found/Acquired: Erub
- (Oceania,Australia,Queensland,Torres Strait Islands,Erub)
- Height: 17 centimetres
- Width: 31 centimetres
- Thickness: 0.6 centimetres
- Length: 20 centimetres (handle)
- Depth: 12 centimetres
Used for carrying household necessities.
Refs: Haddon, A.C., (ed.), 1901-35, 'Reports of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to Torres Straits', Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1912, Vol 4, Arts and Crafts: 74. cf. pl. XV, fig. 6.
Not on display
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
Moore, 1984: Collected 1889.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Oc1889C16.103 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EOC7079
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