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'afa

human history
  • Other Name

    Basket (English)

  • Description

    Afa. Bag. For carrying personal items. Woven from voivoi (pandanus), double-layered, rectangular in shape, consisting of four sides (two sides and base are patterned), lid and base. Commencement from base for both inner and outer layers. Inner layer consists of strips of voivoi woven out in check.

    Outer layer is finely woven from voivoi with the front side, back side and base decorated using strips of somo (dyed-black voivoi) and natural coloured strips of voivoi, arranged to create checkered and geometric patterns. Firm rim around opening and lid of rubu. Rim consists of strips of voivoi wrapped around a base possibly made of wood, bitu (bamboo) or dogo (mangrove). Latch made of strips of voivoi, tali tolu (3-ply braid) is threaded and knotted near end of lid. Latch is secured with a button made of voivoi, interwoven into upper area of front side. Two braids form the handles the are interwoven into the sides, spanning the opening of the rubu.

  • Place
  • Accession Number
    1980.261
  • Accession Date
    22 Jan 1980
  • Other Id

    48715 (ethnology)

  • Department
bag, 1980.261, 48715, Photographed by Jennifer Carol,… … Read more

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