basket (containers)

Square-based basket made of bamboo, 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 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 at either side for carrying.

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