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Small flat satchel incorporating two panels of intricately woven vegetable fibre in cream and brown, with an elaborate fringe across the bottom and all around the mouth, and several longer tassels trailing below. The handle is constructed from four triangular pieces of network which join together in a plaited strap which is further ornamented with a split leaf tassel on two sides.


bag (containers)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  bag (containers)
object name:  bag (containers)

Caroline Islands, Micronesia, Oceania
Additional place information
made or collected: possibly Caroline Islands 

Materials & techniques
banana leaf fibre
Additional material & technique information
material: banana leaf fibre (overall)
overall: 470 mm x 230 mm x 15 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 470 mm x 230 mm x 15 mm

Related subjects
object name: bags (containers)

Record created 2004-08-27 by JSTRIBBLEHILL
Record last updated 2017-04-20 by XGVIEWS

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