Fringed Grass Basket

A small netted basket, fringed to protect its contents from the rain. The top of the basket loop runs through the middle of a dense fringe of red and yellow, designed to let the water run off the bag, rather than soak its contents. Alldridge called this type of bag a Portmanteau .

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Further Information

  • Type: Containers, vessels
  • Object: Fringed Grass Basket
  • Materials: Vegetable, organic fibre
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: Unknown
  • Production Date: Pre 1899
  • Associated Places: Unknown
  • Associated People: Thomas Joshua Alldridge (Collector)
  • Museum: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery
  • Accession Number: BMAG:WA507375

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