Open oblong basket

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago

Registration Number: A26898

Location: Yirrkala, N.T. Australia

Stitch Type: Twining and coiling layers

Collection Date: 1952

Description: An open, oblong shaped, single handle basket featuring purple and orange vegetable dyes. Made from pandanus palm.

Curator Story

 

An interesting basket as the weaver has mixed twining and coiling stitches. It is unusual for coiling to be found in centre of a design unless the entire basket is coiled, In most cases, coils are used only for a base or rim.