basket (containers); lid (containers)

Bamboo Kanowit basket and lid. The basket has a square base, and is reinforced with red-stained uprights at each corner and a double rim of rattan cane around the upper part of the basket. These uprights and canes are bound with narrow strips of natural-coloured bamboo at intervals. The lid has a similar double rim of rattan cane, and uprights from each corner which cross over the top of the lid. The main body of the basket has a diagonal twill weave and geometrical patterning in red and black against a natural ground. A twined strap of undyed fibre is attached to the back of the basket for carrying, and has become detached at one side.

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