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Kato kautaha

Object / Artefact › Pacific/Ethnology
  • Other titles
    Ceremonial basket (English)
  • Description
    Kato kautaha. Ceremonial basket. It is a style of kato used for the purpose of presenting offerings. This is a kato (basket) made from lau niu (coconut leaf). The lau niu has been split down the centre of the kāniu (midrib). The pinnules of the lau niu appear to have been split and then woven together from the kāniu length to form the lalaga fakafiti (twill woven) mass of the kato. To complete the kato, the ends of the pinnules have been braided together to form the base. The ends of the braid have been tied off with a baste fibre that contrasts that of the lau niu. The fibrous depth of the kāniu can be seen from where it has been split and forms the rim of the kato. The pinnules have dried over time and portray a mid-tone brown colour. The rim is oval and large, showing a short depth of the kato. This was made in Niue from palm trees felled by the 2004 cyclone Heta.
  • Other Number
    56215, 2004.86.1
  • Accession number
    2004.86.1
  • Accession date
    25 August 2004
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
Kato kautaha, 2004.86.1, 56215, Photographed by Richard Ng, digital, 15 Jan 2019, Cultural Permissions Apply
Kato kautaha, 2004.86.1, 56215, Photographed by Richard Ng,… … Read more

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