container (containers); lid (containers)

A model carrying basket. The basket has a circular wooden base on a stand made of a coil of bark strapped on with cane strips which pass through holes in the bark. The main body of the basket is made from a sheet of bark rolled into a tube, with an outer frame of split and plaited cane. The top section has a split cane hoop around, bound at intervals, with a further bark section above, ending with a double hoop bound around the top. The section of body facing the wearer's back has a panel of bark strapped on, from behind which two plaited carrying straps, possibly made of palm emerge, one for the wearer's arms to go through, the other for the forehead. The container has a large lid, made from cane and wood.

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