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Betel Basket

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Object Number:
P1678A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Yapese
Provenience:
Caroline Islands
Yap
Date Made:
1903
Early Date:
1900
Late Date:
1903
Section:
Oceanian
Materials:
Pandanus
Sea Turtle Shell
Technique:
Plaited
Description:
Oval basket of plaited strips of pandanus leaf. Tassels of pandanus strips along bottom. Hanging from the rim a cord of twisted coconut fiber with a flat sea turtle shell hook. Used to carry the ingredients for betel chewing: areca nut, betel pepper leaf [Piper betle], lime.
Height:
25cm
Width:
48.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd.

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