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Basket bag made of vegetable fibre with human? hair interplaited. Twined basket, decorated in red, white and yellow ochre.
- Production date
- 1900-1912 (circa)
Height: 58 centimetres
Width: 14.50 centimetres
Depth: 12.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia.
Baskets were, and still are, made in this region by both men and women. They are often painted, and ancestral knowledge is passed on through the designs and through the significance of the colours used.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2011 26 May-11 Sep, London, BM, G91, Baskets and Belonging: Indigenous Australian Histories
2015 23 Apr-2 Aug, London, BM, G35, Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register reads, for collection Oc1939,08: Collected by H P Rogers, ornithologist, before 1914, in Australia. However inspection of the original correspondence from Mathews reveals that this should be J P Rogers, who was Mathews' ornithological collector in Northern Australia.
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