University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 2003-31-25
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Mindanao
Philippine Islands
Height: 13cm
Width: 13cm
Depth: 9.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number1993.X.322 - Other Number


Beaded basket.

Small basket with long strap. Twill-design basketry of flattened rattan. Front of basket covered with green cloth, over which is a criss-cross design of red ribbon strips. In the interstices of this criss-cross are yellow chain embroidery and tiny metal and/or shell sequins. The red ribbon strips are beaded with white seed beads. The shoulder strap is plaited plant fiber (sisal or coir), which has been covered by more of the green cloth from the front, edged with white seed beads; triple tassels of floss and white seed beads are attached close to either end of the strap.

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