Boat,with masts,sail and rigging;made of reed,wood,cord(vegetable fibre).
- Length: 480 centimetres
- Width: 118 centimetres
- Height: 80 centimetres (without sail)
- Height: 301.5 centimetres (including raised sail)
Suriki not identified on maps;on Lago Titicaca?. Details from Donors Book and object tags;not yet entered in register.
2011 8th Feb-22nd May, Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Basketry: Making Human Nature
4 April 2014
Reason for treatment
surface cleaning; additional support
The object was overall in a stable condition although its innate structural problem - namely flexing plant fibre structure makes it difficult to transport and work around. The surface was dusty. One moth casing was found. Some slightly loosened/misplaced binding cord present although that did not seem to compromise overall structure.
The surface was cleaned using brush and vacuum. Both ends of the boat were supported using acid-free tissue and Jiffy foam (polyehylene). Moth casing was removed mechanically using a wooden stick.
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: ESA30337
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