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Baskets & fans

Basket made of ‘alu (a native creeper with tendrils) and coconut fibres, with a rectangular opening in a dark brown colour.

Basket kato alu

alu (Epipremnum pennatum), coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 47.5 cm, h. 19.5 cm, w. 12 cm (top), 17 cm (middle), Inv. Oz 117

Basket made of ‘alu (a native creeper with tendrils) and coconut fibres with a slightly baggy rectangular opening, in a dark brown colour.

Basket kato alu

alu (Epipremnum pennatum), coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 59 cm, h. 23 cm, w. 7 cm (top), 13.5 cm (middle), Inv. Oz 118

Basket made of ‘alu (a native creeper with tendrils) and coconut fibres with an oval opening, in a dark brown colour.

Basket kato alu

alu (Epipremnum pennatum), coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 33 cm, h. 15 cm, w. 7 cm (at top), Inv. Oz 119

Basket made of pandanus leaves weaved into alternating narrow stripes in a brown or yellowish colour.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, Tonga, w. 28 cm, h. 22 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 2

Basket, made of pandanus leaves with a cordage of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, w. 21 cm, h. 12 cm, d. 18.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 41

Basket made of plant fibre, rectangular in shape with two small handles.

Basket kato kafa

plant fibre, Tonga, w. 38 cm, h. 31 cm, Inv. Oz 138

Oval-shaped basket made of coconut fibre and decorated with shells.

Basket kato mosi kaka

coconut fibre, shells, Tonga, w. 44 cm, h. 27 cm, Inv. Oz 122

Rectangular-shaped basket made of coconut fibre and decorated with shells.

Basket kato mosi kaka

coconut fibre, shells, Tonga, w. 61.5 cm, h. 40 cm, Inv. Oz 139

Basket made of sticks from the coconut palm leaf, wrapped up with coconut fibre strings, and connected with the same material.

Basket kato

coconut leaf ribs, fibre, Tonga, l. 54 cm, h. 28 cm, Inv. Oz 115

Basket made of sticks from the coconut palm leaf, wrapped up with coconut fibre strings, and connected to one other with the same material.

Basket kato

coconut leaf ribs, fibre, Tonga, l. 41 cm, h. 28 cm, Inv. Oz 116

Basket made of pandanus leaves of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 35 cm, h. 16 cm, Inv. Oz 121

Basket made of pandanus leaves of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 16 cm, w. 16 cm, h. 11 cm, Inv. Oz 398

Basket made of pandanus leaves of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre.

Basket kato

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Tonga, l. 18 cm, w. 16 cm, h. 14 cm, Inv. Oz 401

Basket made of light and reddish to dark brown flax strips plaited in a geometric pattern.

Basket kete

flax, New Zealand, h. 25.5 cm, w. 45.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 50

Basket made of light and dark brown flax strips plaited together in a geometric pattern, with handles made of twisted cord.

Basket kete

flax, New Zealand, h. 36.5 cm, w. 52.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 51

Barrel-shaped basket made of woven coconut leaf ribs, sticks and plant fibre.

Basket

coconut leaf ribs, sticks, plant fibre, Tahiti and the Society Islands, h. 27 cm, opening 16.5–21.5 cm, Inv. Oz 400

Fan made of pandanus leaves, coconut fibres and wood. The leaves woven to create a pattern consisting of triangles.

Fan peahi

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Hawaii, l. 35 cm, w. 20.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 15

Fan made of wicker, worked onto a medium-brown polished wooden handle.

Fan tahi’i

wood, wicker, Marquesas Islands, h. 42.5 cm, w. 39 cm, Inv. Oz 108