University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:55-17-258
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiwi
Narrinyeri (uncertain)
Provenience: Australia
Northern Australia
Melville Island
Date Made: 1954
Early Date: 1954
Late Date: 1954
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pandanus
Technique:Coiled
Height: 35 cm
Width: 26 cm
Outside Diameter:24 cm
Credit Line:National Geographic / University Museum Expedition; Jane C. Goodale, 1955

Description

Made in imitation of mainland basket techniques. Meville Islanders did not weave baskets of pandanus aboriginally. Coiled; flairing. Collected on Melville Island but Narrinyeri style (S. Australia).


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