About this object

A flat rectangular bag (kete), made from flat leaf strips, probably Kiekie (Freycinetia banksii)

The bag is plaited diagonally in black and pale yellow, forming geometric patterns, There are two plaited fibre handles in dark and light strands.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object; Container
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Oceania: Polynesia: New Zealand
  • Date made
    1933 before
  • Materials
    Fibre Kiekie (Freycinetia banksii); Dye; Technique: Plaited
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Cheltenham College
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    26.0 x 2.0 x 15.0 cm
  • Related people
    Cheltenham College (Previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Cheltenham College

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchase
    Owned until: 1976
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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