Woven diagonal single element plain weave basket with a knotted and braided flexible handle.
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander basket
Coconut leaf midrib, wild hibiscus fibre.
History and use
On Pentecost, Vanuatu, this basket is used by women to hold food that is allocated to the family during a ceremony. The traditional name for this basket is getlakona.
This item is part of Alice Hunai’s collection of Vanuatu material culture, created in the 1980s.