Record metadata:

Type Cultural Object (2014 Definition)
TitleIIc 6468
KeywordsPouch, purse
DescriptionThis pouch/purse was used for carrying and storing money and small valuable objects. It was likened to being a 'pocket'. It consists of an upper and lower part and an inner lining.
Creator of ObjectMakasae people or Tetun people
Date CreatedPre August 1935
Place CreatedEither Baguia Sub-district, Baucau District or Viqueque District, Timor-Leste
Object TypePersonal object
Dimensions14.5 cm high 8.9 cm wide
Use status in 2014Used rarely
MaterialPalm fibres (boro, M) and synthetic dyes
TechniqueHand woven and hand dyed
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 titleEtui, G bua bua boa boa
NotesAccording to Pedro Lebre, this pouch was typically made in Viququqe District and not in Baguia District as the required palm fronds were not locally grown in Baguia. He categorically stated that 'It is not from Baguia. It was made in Viqueque.' 18/10/14
Production status in 2014Not made in Baguia (however, sasoka were being made in other parts of Timor-Leste)
Timorese Language Term/sSasoka, M Kohe liman makerik, T

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