Basket with Lid

Production date
Circa 1970s
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Hexagonal-shaped basket with lid. Hexagonal plaited natural fibres in synthetic purple and pink dyes. Star-shaped patterns on lid
Classification
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Containers basket
CH classification HANDCRAFTS Basketwork basket
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander basket
CH classification PACKAGES AND CONTAINERS Basket
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Measurements
L225 x W225 x H150 mm
Media/Materials description
Dyed plant fibre
Signature/Marks
Basket.\ Purple.\ Solomon Is.\ 1960s-1970s. \ Gift
History and use
This object is from the Helen Barrett collection, which was donated to Queensland Museum in 2014. Miss Helen Barrett worked as a nurse with the Australian Board of Mission in Solomon Islands from 1947 until 1984. Barrett was based at Tasia in Isabel Province, and Maravovo on Guadalcanal before being stationed at the Hospital of the Epiphany at Fauabu, Malaita from 1968 until 1984. In the 1990s, Barrett worked with the Mothers Union in the Torres Strait Islands. Her collection largely comprises of objects that were presented as gifts over the course of her missionary work in Melanesia.

The exact origins of this basket are unknown.
Registration number
E40686

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