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Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0001   CAS 2016-0005-0001; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells strung together two deep to form a chain-like ring; Additional cowrie shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on both the interior and exterior of the ring.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.0, Max Diam = ca. 30.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0002   CAS 2016-0005-0002; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells strung together two deep to form a chain-like ring; Additional cowrie shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on both the interior and exterior of the ring.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.3, Max Diam = ca. 29.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0003   CAS 2016-0005-0003; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells strung together two deep to form a chain-like ring; Additional cowrie shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on the exterior of the ring.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.3, Max Diam = ca. 33.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0004   CAS 2016-0005-0004; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells strung together two deep to form a chain-like ring; Additional cowrie shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on the exterior of the ring.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.6, Max Diam = ca. 30.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0005   CAS 2016-0005-0005; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Seeds; Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells strung together two deep to form a chain-like ring; Additional cowrie shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on both the interior and exterior of the ring; Red seeds are interspersed among the shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.2, Max Diam = ca. 27.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0006   CAS 2016-0005-0006; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Other shell; Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells strung together two deep to form a chain-like ring; Small sea snail shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on both the interior and exterior of the ring.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.3, Max Diam = ca. 30.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0007   CAS 2016-0005-0007; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. unknown
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae); Other shell; Nylon string
Description Necklace constructed from cowrie shells attached in pairs; The pairs are strung separated by pairs of small univalve shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.5, Max Diam = ca. 29.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0008A,B   CAS 2016-0005-0008A,B; Purse with wallet
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Purse with wallet
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Kosrae
County
Other Geographic Data Eastern Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1986
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Commercial twine
Description A: Purse; B: Wallet; Purse with wallet, both woven of plant fibers; The purse is woven into a pouch with a fold-over top and has “KOSRAE” woven into the design on the front; The wallet folds into thirds; Both pieces have woven button clasps which secure via loop
Dimensions (cm) Width = A=29.8; B=11.0, Thickness = A=3.7; B=3.2, Length = A=39.8; B=22.9

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0009   CAS 2016-0005-0009; Fish trap basket
Category Basketry; Tools & Implements
Object Name Fish trap basket
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Pohnpei
County
Other Geographic Data Eastern Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Plant fiber; Shell
Description Fish trap constructed of thin wooden slats secured by plant fiber; Ovoid shape with four long sticks creating a flat bottom; Narrowing channel leads fish through opening in one end into the receptacle; Shell fragment is tied to top of trap; Carrying strap is attached to either end of the trap.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 15.3, Width = 20.6, Length = 36.3

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0010   CAS 2016-0005-0010; Coconut husker bench
Category Carvings; Tools & Implements
Object Name Coconut husker bench
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Pohnpei
County
Other Geographic Data Atoll: Nukuoro or Kapingamarangi, Eastern Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Shell; Plant fiber
Description Coconut husker bench carved from a single piece of wood; Bench has four rectangular feet connected by lateral bars; Husking tool consists of a large piece of mother-of-pearl shell that has been hafted onto the protruding end of the bench; Distal edge of shell tool has been serrated.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 42.6, Width = 35.2, Length = 68.9

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0011A-F   CAS 2016-0005-0011A-F; Outrigger canoe model with sail and 2 oars / paddles
Category Carvings; Watercraft
Object Name Outrigger canoe model with sail and 2 oars / paddles
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Pohnpei
County
Other Geographic Data Eastern Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Plant fiber
Description Outrigger canoe model carved of wood, with woven mat sail and carved canoe bailer and two oars; Unpainted.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 37.2, Width = 23.3, Length = 51.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0012A-E   CAS 2016-0005-0012A-E; Outrigger canoe model with sail and 2 oars / paddles
Category Carvings; Watercraft
Object Name Outrigger canoe model with sail and 2 oars / paddles
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Yap, Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1969
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Plant fiber; Paint
Description Outrigger canoe model carved of wood, with woven mat sail and two carved oars; Hull is painted red and black with white tips on both bow and stern; Red and black designs painted on both ends of outrigger, which is otherwise undecorated.
Dimensions (cm) Height = ca. 70.0, Width = 63.8, Length = 93.1

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0013   CAS 2016-0005-0013; Headband / shell lei
Category Accessories/Ornaments
Object Name Headband / shell lei
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970-80
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber: Pandanus leaves; Raffia grass leaves, Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Commercial wool yarn; Commercial thread
Description Headband / shell lei composed of a woven plant fiber ring to which cowrie shells are attached by the short ends so that they protrude on the exterior of the ring.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 18.0, Thickness = ca. 1.0, Length = ca. 23.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0014   CAS 2016-0005-0014; Necklace
Category Jewelry & Metalwork
Object Name Necklace
Culture Micronesian
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Yap
County
Other Geographic Data Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1969
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Dye; Nylon string
Description Necklace composed of plant fibers split into fringe and attached to pink nylon stringing; Fibers are dyed maroon along the edges and with large green spots at intervals near the string.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 14.0, Thickness = ca. 1.0, Length = ca. 40.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0015   CAS 2016-0005-0015; Love stick
Category Carvings
Object Name Love stick
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Moen, Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1968
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood; Pigment
Description Love stick carved from single piece of wood; Multiple delta designs anticipate the final point.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 1.4, Thickness = 0.6, Length = 27.9

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0016   CAS 2016-0005-0016; Fan
Category Basketry; Tools & Implements
Object Name Fan
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Turtle shell (tortoiseshell); Chicken feathers; Dye
Description Fan composed of heart-shaped turtle shell piece surrounded by woven plant fiber and edged with white chicken feathers, four cluster of which are dyed blue, yellow and bright pink; Square woven plant fiber handle.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 24.6, Thickness = 1.8, Length = ca. 37.8

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0017   CAS 2016-0005-0017; Fan
Category Basketry; Tools & Implements
Object Name Fan
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Dye
Description Large fan composed of rounded triangle framing three circles of red plant fiber, each of which is surrounded by four cowrie shells inside a plant fiber-wrapped circle; The rounded triangle is in turn framed by large fringes of plant fiber; Square woven plant fiber handle.
Dimensions (cm) Width = ca. 43.7, Thickness = 2.3, Length = ca. 57.3

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0018   CAS 2016-0005-0018; Handbag
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Handbag
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1986
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Shell (univalve); Commercial cloth; Commercial thread
Description Boxy rectangular handbag composed of woven plant fiber with a fold-over lid and handle of two woven straps, each attached at both ends to a shorter side of the bag and looped together in the middle; Lid secures with a string which which loops over a shell clasp; Interior is lined with commercial cloth printed with pink and blue flowers on a pink background.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 13.4, Width = 16.5, Length = 22.1

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0019   CAS 2016-0005-0019; Handbag
Category Accessories/Ornaments; Basketry
Object Name Handbag
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1986
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Turtle shell (tortoiseshell)
Description Boxy rectangular handbag composed of woven plant fiber with a hinged lid and handle of two woven straps, each attached at both ends to a longer side of the bag; Lid is secured with nothing save its own weight; All six sides of the bag have a rectangular section of turtle shell in the center surrounded by rows of cowrie shells; The longer sides of the bag have cowrie shells above and on both sides of the turtle shell; The shorter sides of the bag have cowrie shells above the turtle shell; The bottom side of the bag has cowrie shells on the two shorter sides; The top of the bag has a row of cowrie shells on all four sides of the turtle shell, with a double row on the shorter side.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 14.4, Width = 16.5, Length = 19.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0020   CAS 2016-0005-0020; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Very large round, flat basketry tray woven in rings cut with zigzagging lines creating a spiral effect.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.1, Max Diam = 90.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0021   CAS 2016-0005-0021; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Oblong basketry tray with a round spiral center inside three oblong rings; Each set of rings is separated by an open chevron pattern; The central spiral touches the inner most ring on two sides and has six stepped weavings of decreasing length emanating from the other two sides.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 30.5, Thickness = 2.0, Length = 44.7

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0022   CAS 2016-0005-0022; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Oblong basketry tray with a round spiral center inside three oblong rings; Each set of rings is separated by an open chevron pattern; The central spiral touches the inner most ring on two sides and has a checker board-like pattern emanating from the other two sides.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 29.9, Thickness = 2.5, Length = 46.4

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0023   CAS 2016-0005-0023; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Shells (univalve); Commercial plastic twine
Description Large round, flat basketry tray woven in circles attached by connecting weavings singly and in pairs; Into the center of the tray a circle is woven with a spoke-like design; Surrounding and slightly overlapping this center circle are four similar circles which are edged with univalve shells and attached on top of the tray; The entire tray is edged with univalve shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.5, Max Diam = 44.8

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0024   CAS 2016-0005-0024; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Shells (univalve); Commercial plastic twine
Description Large round, flat basketry tray woven in circles attached by connecting weavings which form diamond shapes; Into the center of the tray a circle is woven with a spoke-like design; Surrounding this center circle are connecting weavings in the shape of a four-petaled flower; The entire tray is edged with univalve shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.0, Max Diam = 47.0

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0025   CAS 2016-0005-0025; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells
Description Large round, flat basketry tray woven in 8 leaf-shaped designs; Center of tray has a large mottled brown cowrie shell surrounded by a ring of brown cowrie shells inside a ring of small white cowrie shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 2.4, Max Diam = 55.9

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0026   CAS 2016-0005-0026; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells
Description Large round basketry tray with very shallow sides; Two outer rings are separated by chevron designs; Center of tray has a woven flower-like design surrounded by a ring of cowrie shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 4.6, Max Diam = 49.8

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0027   CAS 2016-0005-0027; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Shell: cowrie (Cypraeidae) and marine snail (Turbo petholatus) operculum
Description Large round, flat basketry tray woven in 6 leaf-shaped designs; Center of tray has a green and brown shell surrounded by an open ring of brown cowrie shells inside a ring of small white cowrie shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.3, Max Diam = 44.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0028   CAS 2016-0005-0028; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Dye
Description Large round, flat basketry tray with three outer rings surrounding a large interior circle; Outer rings are separated by chevron designs in two cases and a ring of cowrie shells in the third; Inner ring has six profile floral-like (or crown-like) designs, the upper parts of which are dyed pink, purple and blue, and which are separated from each other by the points of a star pattern; Inside this design is a large mottled brown cowrie shell surrounded by an open ring of white cowrie shells.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 2.1, Max Diam = 56.9

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0029   CAS 2016-0005-0029; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Wood
Description Large round, flat basketry tray with a round wooden center piece carved with a palm tree and beach design in bas relief; Wooden piece is surrounded by a row of chevron designs inside a ring of cowrie shells; Around this is a series of woven fan-like designs inside a final ring of chevron designs; “E.H.R.” is engraved on the back of the wooden panel.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 1.8, Max Diam = 55.8

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0030   CAS 2016-0005-0030; Basketry tray
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry tray
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Turtle shell (tortoiseshell)
Description Large round, flat basketry tray with a round turtle shell center surrounded by a row of chevron designs inside a ring of cowrie shells; Around this is a series of woven profile floral-like (or crown-like) designs inside a final ring of chevron designs.
Dimensions (cm) Thickness = 2.8, Max Diam = 60.7

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0031   CAS 2016-0005-0031; Basketry star
Category Basketry
Object Name Basketry star
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands, probably
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Dye
Description Flat basketry plaque in the shape of a star; A ring of cowrie shells forms the center, surrounded by a wide woven ring with pink-dyed radiating spokes; A second ring of cowrie shells is framed by a second, thinner woven ring with pink-dyed radiating spokes; A five-pointed star outlined with cowrie shells forms the outer most border; Inside each of the star’s points is a woven floral-like design dyed blue with a “bouquet” of seven cowrie shells.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 32.5, Thickness = 1.0, Length = 31.5

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0032   CAS 2016-0005-0032; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk)
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands, probably
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1980
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber
Description Basket with scalloped edges and two thin, rounded handles; Sides of basket alternate between open weave and a tight stepped-design weave; Base is tightly woven with three narrow open weave details.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.3, Width = 22.8, Length = 25.5

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0033   CAS 2016-0005-0033; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese or Marshallese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia or Marshall Islands
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk) or Marshall Islands
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands or Marshall Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells
Description Basket with sides composed of tightly woven stepped, leaf-like designs framed in peaked shapes; Rim of basket is fairly wide and horizontal with chevron patterns; Base consists of a ring of five medium-sized, brown mottled cowrie shells surrounded by a ring of chevrons.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 11.4, Max Diam = 31.3

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0034   CAS 2016-0005-0034; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese or Marshallese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia or Marshall Islands
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk) or Marshall Islands
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands or Marshall Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Dye
Description Shallow basket with sides woven in flat horizontal strips; Base consists of a coil of dyed plant fiber creating a rainbow-like pattern; A ring of cowrie shells surrounds the coil and is in turn surrounded by rings of green and purple dyed strips; A second ring of cowrie shells frames the green and purple dyed rings; The outer most ring on the base is a series of purple, yellow, red and green rings.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.7, Max Diam = 32.0

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0035   CAS 2016-0005-0035; Basket
Category Basketry
Object Name Basket
Culture Micronesian: Chuukese or Marshallese
Global Region Oceania
Country Federated States of Micronesia or Marshall Islands
State/Prov./Dist. Chuuk (Truk) or Marshall Islands
County
Other Geographic Data Caroline Islands or Marshall Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1985
Collection Name N/A
Materials Plant fiber; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Dye
Description Shallow basket with sides woven in flat horizontal strips; Base consists of a netting of pink-dyed plant fiber surrounded by four rings of cowrie shells; Each ring is separated by a narrow ring of plant fiber; The warps are dyed pink and the wefts are dyed green; The rim of the basket is decorated with outward-facing cowrie shells attached at the ends.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 5.4, Max Diam = 34.5

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0036   CAS 2016-0005-0036; Navigational chart (map)
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Navigational chart (map)
Culture Micronesian: Marshallese
Global Region Oceania
Country Marshall Islands
State/Prov./Dist. Majuro Atoll
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Majuro
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1976
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Twine; Commercial sticky paper; Ink; Commercial tape
Description Navigational chart of part of the Marshall Islands; Constructed of four trimmed bamboo strips that are lashed together to form a rectangular frame; Additional overlapping bamboo strips are then laid across the frame horizontally and diagonally, representing ocean currents; Individual islands and atolls are represented by single cowrie shells that are tied to the bamboo strips.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 49.9, Thickness = 2.0, Length = 50.3

Catalog Number

CAS 2016-0005-0037   CAS 2016-0005-0037; Navigational chart (map)
Category Tools & Implements
Object Name Navigational chart (map)
Culture Micronesian: Marshallese
Global Region Oceania
Country Marshall Islands
State/Prov./Dist. Majuro Atoll
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Majuro
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1970
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood: bamboo; Cowrie (Cypraeidae) shells; Twine; Commercial sticky paper; Ink
Description Navigational chart of part of the Marshall Islands; Constructed of four trimmed bamboo strips that are lashed together to form a rectangular frame; Additional overlapping bamboo strips are then laid across the frame horizontally and diagonally, representing ocean currents; Individual islands and atolls are represented by single cowrie shells that are tied to the bamboo strips.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 65.9, Thickness = 2.1, Length = 58.2

Catalog Number CAS 2016-0005-0038   CAS 2016-0005-0038; Wood carving (meeting house)
Category Carvings
Object Name Wood carving (meeting house)
Culture Micronesian: Palauan
Global Region Oceania
Country Palau
State/Prov./Dist.
County
Other Geographic Data Island: Koror, Western Caroline Islands
Maker's Name unknown
Date of Manufacture ca. 1972
Collection Name N/A
Materials Wood
Description Three dimensional wood carving depicting a men’s meeting house, carved from a single piece of wood; Bas relief details display the steeply pitched, thatched roof and story board designs of a traditional meeting house; Such structures are used only by men's societies.
Dimensions (cm) Height = 29.9, Width = 7.6, Length = 9.4
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