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Double basket

Waiwái pakára (double basket)
ca. 1910
Mukru fiber, macaw feathers, cordage
35 x 14 x 15 cm
Collected by A. Hyatt Verrill

Waiwái men produce the designs woven in their pakára (double basket) by using scraped and unscraped cane. A slightly smaller box is fitted into its pair to make a cleverly fashioned doubled basket, which is quite strong. Men use pakára to store fragile items used for healing or bodily decoration.

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