Basket (Getlakona)

Production date
1989
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Woven diagonal single element plain weave basket with a knotted and braided flexible handle.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander basket
Maker
Production date
1989
Measurements
Length:400mm
Width:280mm
Height:320mm
Weight:225g
Media/Materials description
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.
Associated person
Registration number
QE25603

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