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human history
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  • Description

    Backpack, basket

    Made from cane, bamboo, and palm leaf fibre. large size with an oval opening with 5 supports of bamboo shoots that taper to pointed base, wedged shape. The body is woven using plait technique with cane, and the rim is bamboo. The cane and bamboo have been blackened. There is a wide cane strap woven using plait technique, strap is secured to the basket with a palm fibre twisted rope that connects to the sides and passed around the basket exterior

  • Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    02 May 1991
  • Other Id

    53829 (ethnology)

  • Department

Images and documents


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