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Basket, made from recycled lengths of construction strapping. Two loops at the top of the basket allow it to be attached to a fisherman's belt. Worn when fishing on the reefs to hold caught fish.
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Diameter: 22.50 centimetres
Height: 30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This basket is a contemporary version of a traditional fishing basket used by fishermen in Guam. Rather than using plant fibres, Guerrero has used recycled construction strapping that is often discarded and litters the island of Guam and its surrounding seas. Guerrero is a renowned net-maker. He learned the skills from his father, Joaquin Guerrero who was a master net-maker. Baskets like these are used today by reef fishermen. Looped onto a fisherman's belt, leaving the hands free for fishing, the basket is used to hold caught fish.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2019 - 2020 19 Dec - 23 Feb, London, BM, G3, Disposable? Rubbish and us
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased at the Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam, 2016.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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