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Basket kato

Basket kato

Place: Tonga
Category: Baskets & fans

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

Forster Register B.3: ‘2 large and 4 small baskets [from Otaheite]’.

The basket is made from plant materials (pandanus?) and has a rectangular form. It is made of yellowish and brown strips, which are split, and has a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre. The individual strips are wider on the bottom, the inside, and the rim. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger