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Woven Box

2006.44.3689AB (RS171079)

Description

Cylindrical box [a] with cover [b] from Hawaii made of woven leaf strips in a classic check pattern. The cover fits over and extends two inches past the rim of the box. The sides of the cover have been decorated with four triangle designs woven in a dark orange colored leaf. Boxes like this were widely available in Hawaii for the tourist market.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"1.50" (small paper inserted into weaving on bottom of box with "1.50" written in pencil)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
leaf (plant material)
Object type
Container
Descriptive terms
Box
boxes (containers)
leaf (plant material)
Dimensions
4 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3689AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272215
Reference Notes
Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. I on Google Books

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