Lidded head basket

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago

Registration Number: F3002

Location: East Timor

Stitch Type: Hexagonal plaiting

Description: A natural coloured basket; it has woven knobs at six corners on the lid and bottom. The centre of lid features a large five point knob.

Curator Story

 

This basket was purchased from a 10 year old boy claiming to have made it himself; an unusual occurrence because basketry in this region is typically done by women. Nevertheless, it is a fine example of a timorese 'temple top' basket.