Tea set made of pine needles ; Phoebe Pinfold (b.1883, d.1969); 1939; 2003/53/...


Te Manawa


Tea set made of pine needles

About this object

Tea set made with coiled bundles of brown pine needles woven together with yellow straw, worked in a basketry technique and decorated with orange berries & green leaves.


Phoebe Pinfold (b.1883, d.1969)

Maker Role

Primary Maker

Date Made


Place Made

Aokautere/Palmerston North City/New Zealand

Medium and Materials

Pine needles, plywood, straw

Inscription and Marks

Individual pieces signed by the maker 'Mrs W.E. Pinfold, Aokautere, P.N.'


Various, life size

Subject and Association Description

This tea-set was made by the donor's paternal grandmother's mother.The set was made for, and displayed at, the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition in Wellington in 1939 - 40, most likely as part of the Country Women's Institute display.

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Object number


Copyright Licence  

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