prmlogo2Cook-Voyage Collections
at the Pitt Rivers Museum


PRM000122638Basket, of pandanus, from Tonga; part of the Forster collection (Forster 92; 1886.1.1323)

Flat plaited basket of pandanus leaf, with a coconut fibre cord handle. The basket was plaited from the bottom up, the initiation of the plait forming the inside of the bottom of the basket. The top and bottom epidermis are present on the leaves, suggesting that minimal processing of the leaf has occurred


  PRM000095322Basket, side 1 (with scale)
PRM000095324Basket, side 2 (with scale)
PRM0001297495179Older Ashmolean label
PRM0001297505179Ashmolean label