Basket made of vegetable fibre. Skip-stitched and coiled basket.
- Found/Acquired: Australia, Probably Victoria
- Width: 28 centimetres
- Height: 25 centimetres
- Depth: 13 centimetres
1980 Q register:
Information in observations column:
the square brackets indicate that it was the opinion of the registrar in 1980 (Eleanor Harfield) that it was from JB Davis' collection, possibly based on stylistic similarity to other baskets acquired from him.In south-east Australia, women traditionally made bundle coiled baskets, in which bundles of fibre were wrapped and stitched together in an ascending coil. Traditional designs on most kinds of object were based on line, on geometric patterns or free-form flowing curves. The stitches themselves form the patterns of lines.
Not on display
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
If you’ve noticed a mistake or have any further information about this object, please email: email@example.com
Object reference number: EOC26045
British Museum collection data is also available in the W3C open data standard, RDF, allowing it to join and relate to a growing body of linked data published by organisations around the world.
The Museum makes its collection database available to be used by scholars around the world. Donations will help support curatorial, documentation and digitisation projects.