Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6397
KeywordsSalt container
DescriptionThis woven punch in the shape of a bird was used for food preparation, i.e. ero-ero, M; katupa, T within which portions of rice were cooked and then served. Alternatively, ero-ero were used to store salt grains. This ero-ero was made from akadiru, so most likely it as used to store salt. Young coconut leaves (wet asa, M; nu'u tahan nurak, T) were used in a similar way to cook rice.
Creator of ObjectPresumed Makasae people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedPresumed Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District, Timor-Leste
Object TypeDomestic object
Dimensions9 cm high
Use status in 2014Not used
MaterialPalm fibres, akadiru, M, T, (Borassus flabellier, 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 titleVogel, G sigilut
NotesIdentified by Joanna Fernandes, Bahatata, Haiconi and at the Community Viewing at Bubuha, Larisula 16/8/2014.
Production status in 2014Not made
Timorese Language Term/sEro-ero, M Katupa, T

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