Summary

This coiled lidded basket by Karen Watson has been made with solid bands and counter change of dyed and undyed pandanus. The lid does not have a complicated attachment to the body of the basket. Lidded baskets became very popular items for sale during mission times in Arnhem land as well as in Aboriginal missions in the south. Some of the baskets with their covers would have served as food storage containers.

Karen Watson makes lidded baskets, such as this.

Physical Description

Lidded basket, coiled, with solid bands and counter change of dyed pandanus (yellow, white, pink) and undyed pandanus.

Local Name

kakarrme dangmaye

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