- Museum number
Basket made of pandanus fibre. Sister basket, coiled, round and flat with two handles, decorated in orange and brown natural dyes.
- Production date
Height: 62 centimetres (incl handle)
Width: 37 centimetres
Depth: 2.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In 1922 the missionary Gretta Matthews introduced the technique known as coiling to the women of Goulburn Island, Arnhem Land. She probably originally learned it from Aboriginal women in southern Australia. From this beginning, coiling spread rapidly across the north, as women taught the technique to their relatives in nearby communities. Coiling now co-exists with the traditional technique of twining.
- On display (G2/wp76)
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2014 Oct 14 - London, BM, G2, 'Collecting the World'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre in March 2011, towards the 2011 British Museum exhibition 'Baskets and Belonging'.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 3677L