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Oval coconut leaf basket

1993.0011.0001

Oval coconut leaf basket

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Physical description

Oval woven basket made from coconut leaves with a woven handle secured on each of the longer sides.

Statement of significance

The Asou Omey collection collection comprises of eight mainly woven artefacts made by Asou Omey, including a mat, basket and a hat.

Mrs Omey is from Mer in the eastern part of Torres Strait and now lives in Townsville. She continues to make objects from her homeland. This collection helps to demonstrate the continuity of craft production by a Torres Strait Islander person now living on mainland Australia.

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