basket (containers)

Finely woven basket framed by a single length of splint bent to run along both vertical sides and along the bottom. Between this frame sits the basket, with a more or less rectangular base, plain-woven, with parallel rows of splints bound to the underside, the sides formed of strips of fibre rising verticallly at first and interwoven with tight horizontal bands of the same material, but then rising diagonally and with the horizontal bands spaced a little more widely. A length of twine of vegetable fibre runs along the bottom and up the sides, held in place by running through the twine brackets by which the frame is held to the basketry at intervals. Attached to the twine is a long plaited strap whcih in two places divides into three strands before being one again. The strap is decorated with tufts of green, red and ochre wool secured at interals along its length.

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