Betel Basket


From: Sumatra | Batu Sangkar

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P1598A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Minangkebau
Provenience Sumatra | Batu Sangkar
Date Made 1901
Section Oceanian
Materials Plant Fiber | Glass | Metal

Siri (betel) basket. Kambut Indut ampat, Galu Gandang, Puangan, M.K.M. [Menang Kebau Malay]. Traces of designs of flowers in green, red, blue, orange, pink and yellow yarn. With some thin metal strips throughout. Five beaded strands act as handles with green and red pompoms at the ends.

Height 13 cm
Length 17 cm
Width 15 cm
Credit Line Gift of H. M. Hiller and Alfred C. Harrison Jr., 1901

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