- Museum number
Basket (kopic), in the form of a vase, made of natural coiled rush (typha, reed mace), bundle coil method, the core and stitching material the same. Button start to coil with herringbone rim, simple coil stitch, rigid, bound foot added after.
- Production date
Diameter: 35 centimetres (approx)
Height: 36.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For domestic storage, known locally as a 'kopic', used for storing dried plums. This is a very finely-worked piece using an unusual coiled rush method. The vendor describes it as the aesthetic star of the collection. It was included in the exhibition 'Contemporary International Basketmaking', Crafts Council, London 1999 (catalogue text by Mary Butcher), p. 81(ill.) and p. 110.
Related items held by the Szorakatenusz Jatekmuseum, Kecskemet and the Neprajze Museum, Budapest.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected by Mary Butcher in 1993-4 during a three-week British Council research scholarship as guest of the Hungarian Ministry of Culture. Purchased from maker in workshop in Oroshaza, Southern Hungary, 29 March 1993.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: MMB1