flagon (jug (food service))

Full-bodied, long-necked vessel made of rice straw, with basketry stopper. Made by the coiled technique using bunches of rice straw, sewn or bound together with purple thread in vertical lines. Reinforced with three white metal bands down the neck, at the lip and at the shoulder..The stopper is made in the same technique and is attached to the neck with a double white metal chain.

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