IN THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM
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|Notes on the basketry database|
|This basketry database is aimed primarily at basketmakers
and artists, but it is hoped that it will also be of interest to museum
professionals, and to members of the public.
The main purpose of the project is to identify the items in the Museum that have been made using basketry techniques, and to enhance the information about the methods of construction. In general, only those objects that can be easily seen are included, and 'string work' has not been included. However, sometimes these rules have been broken for a few 'not to be missed' items. There are also data on basketry tools and materials.
It is hoped that sufficient information has been included so as to allow the basket or object to be seen as a real thing: made by someone and used by someone. It is intended that the view of the object in the display cabinet will enable a visitor to the Museum to find the object with ease. At the same time, it is intended that this view will give the web-user a good idea of the object within its museum setting. Further information on each object can be accessed by clicking on the Pitt Rivers Museum accession number (see below).
|Notes on the Fields|
|Below are brief explanations of the fields used in this
database. Please e-mail Felicity
Wood if further information is required.
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Current Impression: 4-oct-2004