Basket, bicornual, made of cane.
- Found/Acquired: Rockingham Bay
- (Oceania,Australia,Queensland,North Queensland,Rockingham Bay)
- Width: 45 centimetres
- Height: 40 centimetres
- Diameter: 37 centimetres
Rigid open baskets from the Queensland rainforest region are traditionally made by men. Their design and decoration varies according to how they were to be used. Men made smaller painted baskets to hold their belongings and ceremonial objects. Unpainted baskets were used to hold food, and men sometimes used them to carry babies.Registration slip: 'Basket for collecting Moreton Bay chestnuts. Rockingham Bay Queensland'.
Not on display
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Oc1872C2.1185 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EOC4347
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