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Bag

Museum number:
9-15853
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090015853
Alternate number:
3628 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.3032
Object count:
1
Description:
BAG WITH HANDLES. Hemp-like twine. Knotting. Deep gold. A 2-handled carrying bag. Finer knotted pattern making up body of bag is broken by two 1 inch-wide bands of larger pattern. Large open squares at top taper into handles. Cost about $1.50. Prob. not a native taiwanese technique or design but introduced by a U.S. artists employed by UN agency to aid crafts people in underdeveloped lands. January 1969 condit. good. 14 inches wide by 18½ inches long.
Donor:
Design Department (UC Berkeley)
Collection place:
Taiwan
Verbatim coll. place:
Formosa
Culture or time period:
Taiwanese
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Accession date:
1974
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
width 14 inches and length 18 inches
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