- Museum number
Basket or sieve of rush (?), with a fibre cord for carrying.
- Production date
- late 19thC
Height: 18 centimetres
Length: 34 centimetres
Width: 18 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Christy collection registration slip, written in 1892:
Basket, kidney shaped with cord handles, it is formed of plaited rush (?)
Basket from Uvea, Loyalty Islands, used by women to carry tubers, yams, potatoes, manioc. Collected by James and Emma Hadfield, London Missionary Society personnel in the Loyalty Islands 1886-1920. Information collected by Francois Wadra and Jessica Wamytan, Melanesia Project, May 2008.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Emma Hadfield was the principal collector of ethnographic objects from the Loyalty Islands, whilst James Hadfield collected shells and other natural material - now housed in the University of Manchester's collection.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc1892C2.5572 (old CDMS no.)