basket (containers)

Woven basket, almost conical in shape, of blue, red, green, and beige-coloured plant fibres. The basket is suspended in a harness of leather straps, decorated with triple rows of white cowrie shells; and thongs of leather with four shells threaded onto the end of each. There is also a secondary wide ring of basket work within the straps.

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