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lid (narcotics & intoxicants: drinking)

A Zulu beer basket lid made of coiled palm fibre (Hyphaene Coriacea) and the Euclea root dye. The lid is a short, wide cone with a concertina folded handle.

The basket was purchased as a tourist item by the donor and may never have been used. Traditionally they were used to hold locally brewed, low alcohol beer used for both social and religious purposes.

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