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A pair of firm covers (bases) made from plaited, twill woven hard cane-fibre.
Length: 49 centimetres (a)
Length: 34.80 centimetres (b)
- Curator's comments
77A: Weave cover made from hard cane fibre. Plaited to give a firm base.
77B: Another similar [to Am1962,01.77a] weave cover but smaller.
They have many uses. The smaller ones used as pot-covers or kneeting mats. Longer ones used for laying tobacco leaves out in sun or to turn the cassava during baking. KARAPANA, TUCANO.
Construction (a+b): Two bunches of cane strips joined together and placed at either corner; plaited diagonally using twill weave - for central 'top' section several strips woven as one; central lower section, each strand woven separately, curving to edge and reversing back to be woven back to other edge where it is then woven with another set of strips left from each original bunch, thus creating a border with pattern running diff. direction. Darker cane woven to form borders between different sections.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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