Shuku Blai

A coil weave lidded basket, commonly known as shuku blai. Shuku blai is a Temne name for a type of finely made and ornamented coil-weave basket, often made by women and used for keeping valuable objects safe. This example is made from red, dark brown, and undyed fibre.

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Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Shuku Blai
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Other
  • Dimensions: 110mm [H] x 170mm [D]
  • Production Date: Pre 1952
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Church Missionary Society [Collector]
  • Museum: British Museum
  • Accession Number: BM:Af.1952.7.2.a

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