Woven Box

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272215

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

Descriptive Terms

boxes (containers)
leaf (plant material)
Box

Inscription

"1.50" (small paper inserted into weaving on bottom of box with "1.50" written in pencil)

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

4 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3689AB

Reference Notes

Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. I on Google Books