About this object

Dish-like cane basket with square base and circular mouth reinforced with cane-lashed exterior rim hoop. Basket made from two layers of canes, one running horizontally round the basket on the outside, the other vertically on the inside. Cane layers are not interwoven and are lashed together throughout with twisted fiber string.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Probably Bakongo
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Date made
    1883 before
  • Materials
    Vegetal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1883
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Date collected
    1883 before
  • Measurements
    73 mm x 197 mm x 197 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: 1, Cane basket for holding nuts, Sette Cama. Presented by J. G. C. Harrison.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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