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container (containers); holder (containers)

A coconut vessel with a plant fibre holder. The coconut is smooth with evidence of some tool marks. There is a round hole at the top. The coconut fits into the holder that is formed of three plaits of plant fibre that knot together to form functions and form into a larger plait that is a handle.

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