dance accessory (dance & live theatre); rod currency

Rods in basket, connected with 'Zebola' dance. Woven basket with a square base and rounded sides, made of plant fibre. It has a metal handle attached to a plant fibre strap with four shells attached to it. Inside the basket are 10 metal currency rods, which are lengths of copper bent into a U shape, one stick of wood with metal coiled around one end, two metal coins with a hole in the centre and a star etched on one side, one stone and two unidentified natural objects.

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