Suriname Baskets

Arowak Indians

Suriname

Tobacco holder: height:13 cm; miniature matapi: length: 26 cm; basket: 10 x10 cm

DESCRIPTION

·     3 Basketries: a tobacco holder, basket with lid and a miniature model of a  cassava press (matapi)

·     Warimbo reed ( tiriti)

The differences in color are caused by not scraping part of the reed, but by scraping part of the top layer. ( Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden).

CONDITION

Fair condition. Some minor damages.

Provenance

Dutch private collection

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

Tobacco holder: height:13 cm; miniature matapi: length: 26 cm; basket: 10 x10 cm

PRICE

350

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