University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 25cm
Width: 48.5cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1904

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.


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