Oval food tray
Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago
Registration Number: F3008
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.