basket (containers)

The bottom of a double-sided basket. Formed of two concave bases of twill-woven rattan each bound to a length of bamboo forming the wall and a circle of wood forming the foot, each set into the other so that for either half the base can form a lid. Used for transporting or serving cooked rice.

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