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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Oc,+.1185

  • Description

    Basket, bicornual, made of cane.

  • Ethnic name

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 45 centimetres
    • Height: 40 centimetres
    • Diameter: 37 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    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'.

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  • Bibliography

    • Bolton 2011 p.38 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Oc,+.1185

  • Additional IDs

    • Oc1872C2.1185 (old CDMS no.)
Basket made of rattan.

Basket made of rattan.

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