Armadillo's shell needle work basket; c.1912; 75/137


Te Manawa


Armadillo's shell needle work basket

About this object

Needlework basket made out of an armadillo's shell with the tail bent over to make a handle.

Date Made


Place Made

South America

Medium and Materials

Armadillo skin

Subject and Association Description

The donor's father, Mr John Cunninghame, brought this basket back from South America circa 1912. John Cunninghame was co-founder and owner of the Collinson & Cunninghame department store, Palmerston North which operated from 1904 - 1983

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Miss Amy Myrtle Cunninghame

Object Type

Basket, needlework/Textileworking T&E/Tools & Equipment for Materials/Nomenclature

Object number



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Larissa Deck 27 Oct 2011 04:46 AM,UTC

I saw one just like it in the Corryong Museum. In Victoria, Australia.

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