Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6550
KeywordsContainer
DescriptionContainer used to pound chili paste (uru kai, M; ai manas, T) or other popular Timorese food condiments.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions10 cm high
Use status in 2014Not used
MaterialBamboo or wood
TechniqueHand carved
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
NotesInformants associated this type of object as being used to serve ai manas to the liurai, or to someone of high status. Ai manas is now commonly served on a ceramic saucer.
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sLutu uru kai, M Lesu ai manas, T

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