box (containers)

Tall circular bamboo nesting box with an opening at one end, incised bands of floral and geometric decoration around the sides and black pigment inserted in the decoration. The lid has a plaited plant fibre strip that acts as a handle connected. The nesting box with lid contains two other boxes decorated with bands of geometric and floral patterning over the sides, with black pigment inserted into the decoration; one of the inner nesting boxes has decoration on the base.

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