Tayenebe

Description
Made by Auntie Eva Richardson. Basket making allows people to keep the knowledge and skills of their ancestors. Its helps people maintain an Aboriginal identity that was almost lost in the 19th century. This item was gifted to RAMM by Eva in exchange for the Truganini shell jewellery that was returned to Tasmania in 1997.

This basket was made using jackie vine or Cuscuta tasmania.

H.128 mm
Accession Loan No.
814/1997/2
Simple Name
basket
Full Name
basket (tayenebe)
Common Name
tayenebe
Production Person Surname
Richardson
Production Person Initials
Eva
Production Country
Australia
Material
jackie vine (Cuscuta tasmania)
Collection Class
Containers
Collection Contintent
Pacific
Production Town
Hobart
Production County
Tasmania
Production Area Region
Australia and New Zealand
Production Continent
Oceania
Production Year High
1997
Family Group

Function Detail
Basket-making predates European contact in Tasmania. This revived tradition encourages people to connect with their cultural heritage. Knowledge of ancestral skills helps people maintain an Aboriginal identity that was almost lost in the 19th century.
Dimensions
Whole height 128 mm; Whole length 170 mm; Whole width 123 mm
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:08
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:43:10

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