Oval food tray

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago

Registration Number: F3008

Location: Samoa

Stitch Type: Twining - Samoan Weave

Collection Date: 1960s

Description: Made from pandanus palm; an oval tray with twining in a Samoan weave. The tray has two small stiff handles and a natural colour with pink and blue rings following the oval design.

Curator Story

 

The weaving design used in this basket is more commonly found in traditional mats (or 'ie tôga) crafted in Samoa. It is unusual to find the same pattern in basketry since most Samoan baskets feature a Seven-Step Caning stitch.