Item RNT-ob-0044 - Handwoven grass basket with star design

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Handwoven grass basket with star design

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  • Object

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  • 1945-1959 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 handwoven basket lid : dyed raffia ; 14.5 cm in diametre

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There is no documentation on how Robert Thompson acquired this handwoven mat, whether he purchased this object from a market, an artist or was given as a gift during his time in Ethiopia from 1945-1959.

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Object is a handwoven multi colour raffia basket with a raised bottom. The colours radiate from the centre in a star pattern alternating colours beginning with purple, cream, and red.

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Robert N. Thompson


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Preferred citation Trinity Western Archives and Special Collections, Robert N. Thompson fonds, Objects and Artifacts Related to Robert N. Thompson sous-fond, RNT-ob-0044.

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For records related to Robert Thompson time in Ethiopia, see: RNT-SF-3, Military Years/Ethiopia

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Robert Thompson's accession file does not state what Ethiopian regional state that the hand woven objects orginated from.

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Images of the artifact/object were taken by a Fuji X-A1 digital camera on a white background. Three images were created the Photoshop file (source file), the preservation copy (TIFF) and the access copy (Jpeg). The image was manipulated using Adobe Photoshop to brighten the background, crop the image, and insert the identification number.

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The colours on the basket's outer surface have faded from light exposure.

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January 2023, tk

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  • Box: B 48 S 1 Box 9