Skip to content
  • Open
  • Free general admission

We are no longer updating this page and it is not optimised for mobile devices.

You are in site section: Explore

Basket kato

Basket kato

Place: Tonga
Category: Baskets & fans

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

Humphrey No. 125: ‘Another [square basket] different, from ditto [Friendly Isles].’

The basket is made of pandanus leaves with a cordage of plaited coconut fibre. The weaving at the quadrangular base consists of wide stripes. The leaves are split at the corners making the weaving of the sides much finer. Inken Köhler, Ulrike Rehr, Gundolf Krüger

Return to Top