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'Afa

On display
human history
  • Other Name

    Basket (English)

    Kapkaoua de la a (Rotuman)

    Tauga (Rotuman)

  • Description

    Afa. Basket for carrying food, circular in shape and woven from ra ne niu (coconut leaf). Commencement from midrib which forms the rim and woven downwards. Tie-off at base (visible inside the inner base of 'afa) and finished in a hiri (braid), knotted at each end. 'Afa is woven out in twill with technique altering at centre to form decorative diagonal patterns across all sides of 'afa.

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

    48718.2 (ethnology)

  • Department
  • Display Room
basket, 1980.261, 48718.2, Photographed by Jennifer Carol,… … Read more

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