Small woven basket

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this small woven basket, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Small woven basket woven of two ply string containing red seed. Basket = wanb bay. (The meaning of bag in this context is not known). All baskets are made by women. Small baskets are used mainly by men to carry valuables in. This one has a kind of charm, a red seed of a tree called habpan. Has been carried by a small boy (small boys carry these charms).
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Woven two ply string containing a red seed.
Measurements
Part 1 - 167 x 124 x 8mm - HxWxD (including handle).
Part 2 - 30 x 25mm - HxW
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/159.1-2

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