Summary

Traditionally conical baskets in northeast Queensland were made from grasses using the twining stitch, the final form is dependent on its intended use. This grass basket was collected from the Aboriginal people camped at Yintyingka near Port Stewart in Princess Charlotte Bay. It was the type of basket made by women and carried by men as well women. Donald Thomson collected an example of the grass used to make the fibre for the basket.

Physical Description

A twined conical basket made of vegetable fibre with an open weave. The handle is made of two strands of plaited fibre attached on opposite sides of the rim.

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