Fish Basket

About this object

Narrative

Trap displayed in an exhibition in 1997 titled, "Fishing Baskets of Asia Pacific"; related to Canada's Year of Asia Pacific programming.

Physical description

A fishing basket with a round rim and square base. The basket is woven from thin, flat strips of bamboo about half a centimetre wide. The strips are lighter in the centre and darker on the edges, and plaited in a diagonal, criss-crossing pattern which continues until the rim of the basket. The weave is open, with centimetre large gaps between the strips. The rim is braided from multiple strips, and approximately two centimetres wide. At the bottom centre of the basket, two thicker pieces of bamboo are crossed in an X shape.
The rim of the basket is a braided band od the same