Palm leaf box

Basket

Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago


Registration Number: F3012

Location: Myanmar (Burma)

Stitch Type: Diagonal Plaiting

Collection Date: 1950s

Description: A palm leaf, rectangular basket complete with a removable lid. The lid slides on to cover most sides.  It features a black, tan and natural design. While the lid is produced from diagonal plaiting, the box has plain plaiting weave.

Curator Story

 

June notes that this particular basket was brought from Burma by a Roman-Catholic nun who had lived there in the early 1950s before immigrating to Perth. It was passed on to June in 1968.