flask (containers)

Gourd powder flask with basketry cover and base base, the upper cover in openwork, with horizontal pairs of vertical splits interwoven with two diagonal ssplits (one in each direction) and one horizontal split forming a diamond latticework set in squares. This part is interwoven with the stand, which is formed of pairs of wider splits intertwined at an oblique angle. The vertical splits of the latticework sides are looped around a chain of woder splits at the shoulder of the gourd. A band of woven strands around the neck. Wooden stopper and four brown cords attached together to form a handle for carrying.

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