Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6493
KeywordsWoven fibe shoulder bag
DescriptionThis shoulder bag was used to carry personal effects such as tobacco and betelnut known as 'bua malus', T. Mainly worn and used by men in Baguia. Decorated with ‘kofe’; a type of tapestry weave around the opening.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeBasket
Dimensions21.5 cm high 13.5 cm wide
Use status in 2014Used occasionally
MaterialBag is made from deni, M, hedan, T (Pandanus L.) and young leaves tali akar tahan (Corypha utan L.) String: aka asa, M, tali hirik, tali akar matak, T, (Corypha utan) and synthetic dyes
TechniqueHand woven
Institution/Holder: objectMuseum der Kulturen Basel
CollectorDr Alfred Bühler
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 titleTragtasche, G [carry bag] lubu lode, 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/sTabe lode, M Kohe, T

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