Buka Baskets

Ialibu people
Ialibu, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea
Rattan, natural dyes

Woven in coil technique. Dark brown triangular design. During the 1970s, the Southern Highlands people, such as the Ialibu, learned the technique for creating these baskets. Today the Ialibu are also known for weaving and selling Buka Baskets. It is one of the many ways they earn a living

Buin people
Buin, South Bougainville District, Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea
Rattan, natural dyes

Woven in coil technique. Light brown zigzag design.