Giving objects a voice
Object of the Month of November 2021

In the month when olive picking is usually carried out, we display an object associated with this activity: the basket.
The basket in question was used in the various agricultural works of collecting fruits, including olives.
The basket is made of olive lintel and reed strips using the crisscross technique, with a trunk-conical body with na inverted base, corded edge and arched handle over mouth.
Material: Olive Lint and Reed
Height: 39 cm / 15 in
Diameter: 30 cm / 12 in
20th century
Former Owner: Catarina dos Santos Falé
Portion: 915