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Basket kato

Basket kato

Place: Tonga
Category: Baskets & fans

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

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

The basket is made from pandanus and has a square form. It is made of yellowish and brown strips with a torn handle of plaited coconut fibre. The individual strips on the inside are wider than those on the outside. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger