In Cape York Peninsula, baskets are made fibre from the young blades of coastal pandanus. These are split with the help of a small knife or sharp nail, then dried and dyed using local plants. The fibre is bundled together and stored in a pillowslip until ready to be used.

Physical Description

A coiled basket made from dyed and undyed pandanus. The base is circular and flat. It is multicoloured mainly orange, dark brown and light brown. A single handle made from lawyer cane wrapped in fibre is attached at the rim of the basket on opposite sides.

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