lid (containers); basket (containers)

A basket with a square base and four feet. The entire basket is made of palm leaf woven together using the plaiting technique. There is a length of twisted plant fibre attached to the basket. The lid is also made of palm leaf woven using the plaiting technique. The rim is rounded.

Oko nga'a (oko, small square plaited basket with lid, nga'a: to eat, food, by extension rice). From the adoption ceremony of Genevieve Duggan. There are two photographs of the ceremony in the historical file, on which Genevieve Duggan writes: ''Oko' (containers for cooked rice) brought by the guests for the ceremony of 'hapo' ( = adoption) for Genevieve Duggan. Ledetadu, Mesara, West Savu, house of Pak Zadrak Bunga. 26th November 2002. A first meal is shared by the female relative of the 'adopted child' before the main meal is served to all guests outside, on the verandah of the house. The priest Apu Lodo Wadu requested the 'adoption'.'

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