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Cylindrical carrying basket made of woven plant fibre with an openwork pattern. The basket has two handles, which are tied together with a length of plant fibre.


carrier (land transport: human powered); basket (containers)

1 item (description level: whole)
Broad category
Anthropology: Ethnography
Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name:  carrier (land transport: human powered); basket (containers)
object name:  carrying basket
object name (local):  carrier (land transport: human powered)

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa; Zaire, Central Africa, Africa
Additional place information
made or collected:  Democratic Republic of the Congo 

Materials & techniques
plant fibre; basketry
Additional material & technique information
material: plant fibre (overall)
technique: basketry (overall)
overall: 254 x 215.9 mm
Additional measurement information
overall: 254 x 215.9 mm

Related subjects
object name: carriers (land transport: human powered)
object name: baskets (containers)

Record created 2000-01-22
Record last updated 2017-03-30

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