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Basket kato alu oz 119

Basket kato alu

Place: Tonga
Category: Baskets & fans

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

Humphrey No. 128: ‘an oval basket formed of a sort of Cane, dyed black, from the Friendly Isles.’

The basket is made of the alu (Epipremnum pennatum) and has an oval opening. It is dark brown and is undecorated. A handle made of plaited coconut fibre is attached to the basket. The bottom of the basket is wider than the opening. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger