Rattan Basket (Liberia?), 1840s-1850s


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This record was last updated on 27 Jun 2017

Image Reference
UVA16

Source
Drawings of Western Africa (University of Virginia Library, Special Collections, MSS 14357, no. 22).

Comments
Large basket used for carrying produce, fish, wood, clay, etc. Strong baskets from the rattan palm were common among indigenous Liberian peoples, as among others in the forest areas of West and Central Africa. See other image references “UVA” on this site. For background to this and other UVA images, see image reference UVA01.