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Kato pesi

human history
  • Other Name

    Basket (English)

  • Description

    Kato. Basket. This is a hand woven kato. It has been made from lau fā (pandanus leaf). It is rectangular in shape and is two-sided. The opening of the kato portrays a woven serrated rim. Two kavei (handles) of the same material fibre have been attached to the kato. A braided finish has been used to fix the base along the kato. A horizontal chevron pattern is defined by a dark brown lau fā near the rim of the kato. The pinnules are speckled in different tones of brown.

    The remaining woven mass of the kato is of a pale, matte yellow. This kato is part of the Te Rangi Hiroa (Dr. Peter Buck) collection.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    1003 (ethnology)

  • Department
Kato pesi, 1927.124, 1003, Photographed by Richard Ng,… … Read more

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