Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6492
KeywordsClyindrical woven fibre basket
DescriptionCircular basket with strap used to carry tobacco and betelnut (bua malus, T). Both men and women use lode boku. Used for traditional ceremony. When people they leave the rau-wai, M, sau batar , T ceremony they are given some meat (seu falunu, M, naan lulik, T) or rice (usu era falunu, M, foos lulik, T) to take with them. They carry it in this small basket.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeBasket
Dimensions7 cm diameter 17 cm high
Use status in 2014Used occasionally
MaterialYoung palm fronds, akadiru nurak, T, (Borassus flabellifer L.)
TechniqueHand woven
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred B├╝hler
Date CollectedAugust 1935
Place CollectedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
File CopyrightMuseum der Kulturen Basel. Photograph taken by Joanna Barrkman, 2014
MKB/Buehler object titleKorbtasche, G [basket bag] Nana, M
NotesViewed and identified at community viewings at Alawa Kraik 5/8/14 and Larisula 16/8/14. Also identified by Sra Ana Maria Pinto, Nelu Dae, Alawa Kraik on 6/8/14 and Sra Joanna Fernandes, Bahatata, on 10/8/2014. People only occasionally make baskets in Baguia now. In 2014 informants commented that people do make decorative baskets now. They qualified this by saying that '...the quality of the basket depends on the ability of the maker, whether or not they can execute detailed patterns.'
Production status in 2014Made occasionally
Timorese Language Term/sLode boku, na'a mata, M Bote ki'ik, T

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