- Museum number
Basket, (jawun), bicornual (two-cornered), made of lawyer cane using a wrapped twining technique. Decoration of reddish brown, yellow and white natural pigments.
- Production date
Height: 19 centimetres
Width: 35 centimetres
Depth: 61 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.
- On display (G24/dc2)
- Exhibition history
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased ahead of the Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation exhibition - April 2015.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: GAAC 4-15 (Arts Centre number)