Basket

Production date
Unknown
Country
Solomon Islands
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Description
Basket: plaited coconut leaf with printed fabric lining.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander basket
CH classification DOMESTIC EQUIPMENT Containers basket
CH classification HANDCRAFTS Basketwork basket
CH classification HANDCRAFTS Sewing & Needlework Eqpt work container
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Measurements
Dia 250 x H130 mm
Media/Materials description
Plant fibre, textile
Signature/Marks
Joyce's work basket.\ Melanesian basket brought \ to Brisbane by her or given to \ J. when she visited Solomons at \ Christmas time. \ Joyce lined inside
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.

This woven basket was given as gift from the donor to her sister, who later added the fabric lining.
Registration number
E40704

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