Tayenebe

Made by the late Lennah Newson. Basket-making predates European contact in Tasmania. This revived tradition encourages people to connect with their cultural heritage.

Object Summary

Museum Number 814/1997/1
Simple Name basket
Full Name basket
Common Name tayenebe
Production person surname Newson
Production person initials Lennah
Production country Australia
Material water reed (Schoenoplectus pungens)
Collection class Containers
Collection continent Pacific
Production town Hobart
Production county Tasmania
Production continent Oceania
Production year high 1997
Function detail Basket-making predates European contact in Tasmania. This revived tradition encourages people to connect with their cultural heritage. Knowledge of ancestral skills helps people maintain an Aboriginal identity that was almost lost in the 19th century. Made by the late Lennah Newson