Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6573
KeywordsRectangular fibre woven lidded basket with string
DescriptionOne informant described this lidded container as a ke waka, M that could be carrier on the head (leba ulun, T) or strung from the shoulder (leba, T) and said, 'In earlier days our grandparents used this basket to store clothes (kola/rabi, M) and to store tobacco for sale.' During Portuguese era tobacco was reportedly grown as a local crop in Hae Coni, Baguia Sub-district. 'Uluk liu avo sira us aba tau ropa (rabi/kola) no tobako ba fa’an'.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeBasket
Dimensions26 cm long 20 cm wide 9 cm high
Use status in 2014Used occasionally
MaterialPalm fronds, akadiru T, (Borassus flabellier, L.)
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 titleDeckelkorb, G Lidded basket kewakka, 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.
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sKe’u waka, M Tanasa, T

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