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Basket made of intertwined strips of coconut palm leaf which come up to form a handle in the shape of a cross. The handle arrangement is secured with strips of brown leaf and brown fibre cord.
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Length: 25 centimetres (approx)
Depth: 21 centimetres (approx)
- Curator's comments
- Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.113:
'77. Oval basket of cocoanut and palm leaves: double-handle. Diameter 10 inches. From Louisiade Archipelago.'
Tied-on brown cardboard label, with faint writing.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- From the HMS Rattlesnake expedition of 1846-1850.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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