- Museum number
Basket of coconut leaf, decorated with red material and of double thickness.
- Curator's comments
- G. C. Wheeler's catalogue ETHNOGRAPHICA FROM ALU AND MONO reads:
4. Besa. Basket made of coconut leaf. Used for holding cooked taro. Made by women. besa are made only in Alu, Mono, Fauru, not in Buim. This besa is the kind known as maoto? being of double thickness. See 5, and 14, below.
Note sheet number: 1526
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Gerald C Wheeler was an anthropologist who researched in Solomon Islands in 1908 to 1909 on an expedition with W. H. R. Rivers and A. M. Hocart. He began on Simbo but spent most of his time on Alu. He gave collections of artefacts to the British Museum in 1927, registered as Oc1927.0310 and Oc1927.1003 and documented in Eth Doc 1096.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 4 (Wheeler catalogue in Eth Doc 1096)