Pandanus leaf (veveo)

Production date
1989
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Description
Bundle of narrow leaf strips, some of which are dyed green. Tied in the middle with a further strip of pandanus.
Classification
CH classification INDIGENOUS CULTURES Melanesian & South Sea Islander raw material
Maker
Production date
1989
Production place
Measurements
Weight:112g
Length:260mm
Width:130mm
Media/Materials description
Pandanus leaf
History and use
Pandanus leaves are used for weaving baskets and mats in Vanuatu. Three types of pandanus are used on the island of Pentecost: veveo-bita, veveo-meto, and veveo-damwemwe. The method of preparation varies for each.

This item is part of Alice Hunai’s collection of Vanuatu material culture, created in the 1980s.
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Registration number
QE25610

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