This is a man's basket and is decorated with parrot feathers. The string "arms" attached to the basket may be from a ceremonial object.

Physical Description

A twined conical basket made from pandanus with a close weave. It has geometric shapes outlined with a single row of feathers on the front face of the basket, and two blocks are painted with red ochre. Three string appendanges wth white feather tufts attached to the ends with beeswax are attached to the body of the basket. String has been stitched around the entire rim using a blanket stitch.

Local Name

bathi minydjalpi

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