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from Papa Westray, Orkney

Postcard of Basket.
000-100-001-940-C
© National Museums Scotland

Basket

This oval straw basket with a carrying handle is from Papa Westray on Orkney. The basket is bound with bent grass.

Oval straw basket with a carrying handle, bound with simmints of bent grass, from Papa Westray, Orkney

For centuries it was the land which supplied the resources of everyday life for most people in Scotland. It provided the materials for homes, furnishings and belongings. In some remote areas the use of local materials continued well into the 20th century.


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Online ID: 000-100-001-940-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.QP 35
Date: 18th/19th century
Material: Straw; grass
Dimensions: 10.00" L x 7.75" W x 5.50" deep
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Subject: Baskets and basketry, straw working (including chair making, but (NMAS Classification)
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Where: Scotland, Orkney, Papa Westray
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