- Museum number
Basket, (jawun), bicornual, of cane. Handle attached at top.
- Production date
- 19thC (before 1872)
Diameter: 37 centimetres
Height: 40 centimetres
Width: 45 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.
Registration slip: 'Basket for collecting Moreton Bay chestnuts. Rockingham Bay Queensland'.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2015-2016 27 Nov-28 Mar, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Encounters
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1872C2.1185 (old CDMS no.)