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H1838 Basket, plant fibre, maker unknown, Tanganyika, Central Africa, 1800-1897. Click to enlarge.

A Central African basket made of plant fibres

Made
This basket was acquired by a member of the London Missionary Society, Captain Edward Coode Hore, while in Tanganyika, Central Africa between 1877 and 1888. Hore who was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society went to Africa to help set up a Christian mission and while there acquired this basket which was used to store warm food.

The basket was originally lent to the museum through the Royal Geographical Society of Australia in 1897.

References
Middleton, D., review of 'Wolf, James …

Summary

Object No.

H1838

Object Statement

Basket, plant fibre, maker unknown, Tanganyika, Central Africa, 1800-1897

Physical Description

Basket, plant fibre, maker unknown, Tanganyika, Central Africa, 1800-1897.

A circular basket with a square woven base. The lower portion of the basket features cross woven natural and dark brown strips of fibre, while the upper body of the basket features a zig zag pattern that has been produced using woven black and natural coloured fibres. The top of the basket is finished with a firm bound rim.

Dimensions

Height

205 mm

Width

275 mm

Production

Made

Notes

This basket was made in Tanganyika (now Tanzania), Central Africa around 1800-1897.

History

Notes

This basket was acquired by a member of the London Missionary Society, Captain Edward Coode Hore, while in Tanganyika, Central Africa between 1877 and 1888. Hore who was also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia went to Africa to help set up a Christian mission and while there acquired this basket which was used to store warm food.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, 1897

Acquisition Date

15 July 1897

Cite this Object

Harvard

A Central African basket made of plant fibres 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 September 2021, <https://ma.as/234084>

Wikipedia

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