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  1. Jtw1313

    Jtw1313 Active Member

    4A097C0A-FFCD-4B02-AC04-AF3268D08BFF.jpeg CDD69EB7-8C09-4DD9-8F35-03A6318EF644.jpeg 2ECD8F1F-2DE5-46C2-B03C-984BAE5BD4E2.jpeg 74CEE165-C412-467A-A5A2-0085A82F3C54.jpeg if anyone can help with information on this basket it is appreciated. Very well made and very sturdy
     
  2. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  4. Jtw1313

    Jtw1313 Active Member

    Thank you for the help
     
  5. Taupou

    Taupou Well-Known Member

    It does resemble some Barotse/Lozi baskets in colors and patterns, but it isn't African. It is actually a "Buka" basket, from Papua New Guinea.

    The basketry originated and gets its name from Buka Island, on the northern end of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, which is now considered a part of Papua New Guinea, but was formerly part of the Solomon Islands, and alternately under the control of Germany, Australia, Japan, the United Nations, and Papua New Guinea. Buka and Bougainville have been in the center of war and civil unrest for generations.

    The baskets, considered some of the finest in the region, are now made primarily in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, not Buka, but still called "Buka" baskets, (although some may still be made in
    Bougainville.)
     
  6. Jtw1313

    Jtw1313 Active Member

    Thanks.....yes definitely can see the handle being the same in style
     
  7. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    wow....I've actually bought and sold PNG Abalam masks.....but never seen these...

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    good call Taupou !!!! :happy::happy::happy:
     
  8. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Great! I did have some reservations when I noticed that Barotse basket lids fit over the lip, while this one fit inside. But I was not familiar with Buka baskets. Learn something new every day.
    @Jtw1313 - it is a really nice basket.
     
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  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  10. Jtw1313

    Jtw1313 Active Member

    Thanks again everyone
     
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