carrier (land transport: human powered)

Carrying basket, decorated with boar's tusks and three small carved wooden heads. The inside panel, which would have been against the wearer's back, is backed with a covering of bark strips. Tassels of leaf hang over the lower half of the outer surface. Three carved wooden heads are attached to the top of the outer surface. To either side of the middle wooden head hangs a tassel of beads, each with tufts of red wool at the end. There is a basketry loop to either side, where presumably there was once a carrying band; there appear to be the remains of such a band tucked into the tassels on the outer surface.

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