Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6541
KeywordsGourd, liquid container
DescriptionThis gourd was used to contain liquid, similar to a water bottle. It was able to be suspended so that it did not fall over and loose its contents. Informants suggested that this teba was used to carry 'lulik' sacred water.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedBaguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions31.8 cm high
Use status in 2014Not used (people commented that this type of gourd no longer grows in Baguia)
MaterialGourd and twined rope
TechniqueHand twined rope
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 titleBehältnis, G
NotesPeople commented that this type of gourd no longer grows in Baguia.
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sTeba, M Bee fatin, T

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