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Carrying basket with bark straps. Local name: agak. Undup Iban, Sarawak.


basket (general & multipurpose)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  basket (general & multipurpose)

Undup River, Sarawak, East Malaysia, Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Asia; Borneo, Southeast Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected:  Borneo 
made:  Undup River 
Jensen, Erik
Date collected
Additional date information
date collected:  1960 
Additional culture information
maker or user:  Iban 

Materials & techniques
plant fibre
Additional material & technique information
material: plant fibre (overall)
overall: 423 mm x 256 mm x 223 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 423 mm x 256 mm x 223 mm

Dato Erik Jensen collection
Dato Erik Jensen Collection

Further reading
Jensen, Erik. 1974. The Iban and their religion. Oxford: Clarendon Press (discusses similar)
Jensen, Erik. 2010. Where hornbills fly: A journey with the headhunters of Borneo. London: I.B. Tauris (discusses similar)
Richards, Anthony. 1981. An Iban-English dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press (discusses similar)

Related subjects
maker or user: Iban
object name: baskets (general & multipurpose)

Record created 2013-07-30 by AGOODMAN
Record last updated 2017-06-05 by FKERLOGUE

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