container (containers)

One of a pair of immature coconuts pierced at the top and hollowed out in imitation of a larger water vessel. Each nut is incised in one place with a motif of three concentric, isosceles triangles, the outer most of which is open at its apex and fringed with a hatched bristle. This engraving has been in filled with red pigment which has significantly faded. The nut has a length of cord made of plaited straw which has been knotted at each end.
label: old exhibition label that is dark blue with black type

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