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Updated: 14 April 2015
Basket, bicornial, 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.
2011 26 May – 11 Sep, London, BM, "Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories"
2015-2016 Canberra, National Museum of Australia REQUESTED
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
- Oc1872C2.1185 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EOC4347
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