Palm leaf basket

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago

Registration Number: F3003

Location: Timor Leste (East Timor)

Stitch Type: Hexagonal plaiting

Collection Date: 1966

Description: An open top basket with a hexagonal shape. Constructed from palm leaf, mostlikely date palm of banana leaf.

Curator Story

 

The basket was purchased in Bacau market. Such a basket is traditionally used for displaying fruits, vegetables and other goods in an open manner.